In response to the Surgeon General’s Skin Cancer Call to Action

NY State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky and Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford

Partnering with

CCMAC, Moku Surf, Belaray DermatologyMcClain Labs and Stony Brook Univ. Hosp. Dermatology, provided FREE Skin Screenings on the Beach and the Boardwalk between  Monroe Blvd. and Long Beach Road, Long Beach NY., where  Moku Surf  hosted their Second Annual Long Board Surfer Tournament .

Long Beach Screening Summary

Of the 121 individuals seen – 1/2 were referred for follow-up.  Generally over the past 12 years our stats are 1/3rd however the population were mostly those who surf and frequent the beach often. Our very first screening event at Jones Beach years ago required 1/2 referral.  We were particularly pleased to reach the surfers – certainly a high risk group.

The value in such an initiative is that we get to speak on a one to one basis to participants after the dermatologist has seen them and give them additional brochures etc. regarding skin cancer prevention  I love the beach myself however  always wear a UV Shirt while swimming and I find it also keeps me cool when on the beach under the umbrella.  

It is particularly rewarding when pre-cancerous lesions are picked up – certainly saves a lot of heartache and healthcare dollars not to mention Basel, Squamous and Melanoma – when diagnosed early.  The anniversary of Kathy Antonacci’s husbands passing from Melanoma was the day of the event, and to quote her, “what better way to spend the day”. She, Cory and Deb Amato handled registration and collection of forms which was not easy in the sand on a warm day. Donald & Barbara did the boardwalk registration etc. Joseph Buckshaw, Frank O’hara’s grandson distributed brochures and invited folks to attend as well as setting up with the guys.  Kim handled the flow of patients with Tony Amato taking over when she had to leave.

We were most grateful to have Joseph Buckshaw and his friend Jason with us.  Joe, Jason and his other friends have helped us at the walk many times.  We know how important it is to have the interest of youth.

Special thanks to Assemblyman Kaminsky and his staff for their participation, support and getting the word out. We also thank Kevin Sime of Moku Surf for their invitation to share in their event, and for helping provide a much needed and life saving service to the surfing community. Kevin was on the Boardwalk at 6 am., with several others helping us set up the event.

Thank you to all of you who so willingly give of your time. It is because of you that CCMAC has continued in this important work.

Senator Phil Boyle and Senator Michael Venditto

Tanner Park, Copiague, NY.

July 16th, 2015

CCMAC collaborated with Dr. Jennifer DeFazio and the residents of Stonybrook Hospital Dermatology Department, Dr. Scott Flugman, and Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Laboratories, Senator Phil Boyle and Senator Michael Venditto to provide FREE Skin Cancer Screenings on July 16th at Tanner Park.

New York State Life Guards Screening

Brentwood, NY.

May 9th, 2015

CCMAC has been providing FREE Skin Cancer Screenings around the New York metropolitan area for the past ten years. Early identification and intervention saves lives. Many of those screened are referred to private physicians for follow up. This past May CCMAC sponsored a skin cancer screening for New York State Lifeguards who were re-certifying as lifeguards at the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk Community College. Life guards at our county and state parks are at increased risk due to the nature of their jobs, and the amount of time spent in the sun.

CCMAC, and the lifeguards screened GREATLY APPRECIATE the doctors and volunteers who donate their time to provide the screenings. Special thanks to Steve McClain, of McClain Laboratories and Dr. Pamela Basuk, of Basuk Dermatology,  Dr. Peter O’Neill of Garden City, NY., Dr. Todd Coven of the Mount Sinai North Shore Medical Group, Dr. XXXXX of XXXX and CCMAC volunteers Rosemarie Scelfo, Kathy Antonacci, Colette Coyne Sr. and Paul Steck.


(Pictured above, L – R; Kathy Antonacci, Colette Coyne Sr., Dr. Pam Basuk, D. Peter O’Neill, Rosemarie Scelfo and Paul Steck)


Above: Lifeguards Complete the AAD Screening Forms


Above: Rosemarie Scelfo, Colette Coyne and Dr. Coven

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Dr. Pam Basuk, Dr. Steve McClain & Dr. Peter O’Neill


Rosemarie Scelfo, Paul Steck & Kathy Antonacci


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