Dr. Robert Nossa Partnering with The Skin Cancer Foundation at the World Ironman Championship

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Robert Nossa Supporting The Skin Cancer Foundation at Ironman Kona

This year Robert Nossa MD, was selected to compete in the 2010 Ford World Ironman Championship on October 9th in Kona, Hawaii. This race is one of the biggest challenges the sports world has to offer with 2,000 athletes from around the world competing in a 140.6 mile triathlon. Athletes will have to endure 2.4 miles of swimming through tough ocean waves, 112 miles of biking, and a 26.2 mile marathon run through challenging wind and sun scorched, lava-covered terrain.

Dr. Nossa lives in Montclair NJ, and is a Board Certified Dermatologist practicing with The Dermatology Group, PC. Dr. Nossa is taking this unique opportunity to partner with the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention. Dr. Nossa says that, “It is an amazing opportunity to partner with the Skin Cancer Foundation and The Ironman Foundation. It is not uncommon for athletes to come into the office that are in excellent physical shape, but that have overlooked the health of their skin. It is through this amazing event that he hopes to send the message that skin cancer prevention is as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, and the need for early detection and effective treatment. Their mission is to decrease the incidence of the disease by means of public and professional education, medical training, and research.

In addition to screening and education programs, the Foundation offers research grants for residents and dermatologists. Recently the SCF attended the FDA hearings in Washington, DC to reclassify tanning beds as carcinogens and is advocating for an increase of government funding for skin cancer research.

Please explore the site to learn about skin cancer prevention, self-examination and general UV protection for yourself and your family.