Skin Doctor To Compete In Iron Man Championship


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Verona-based dermatologist Robert Nossa will be in Hawaii next weekend, competing in the 2010 Ford World Ironman Championship . Dr. Nossa, who practices at The Dermatology Group on Pompton Avenue, is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation to raise money to support the Foundation’s community awareness about skin cancer prevention.

“It is an amazing opportunity to partner with the Skin Cancer Foundation and The Ironman Foundation” Nossa says. “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 I hope to send the message that skin cancer prevention is as important as the exercise regimen.”

Some 2,000 athletes from around the world will be competing in the  140.6 mile triathlon. The competition includes 2.4 miles of ocean swimming, 112 miles of biking, and a 26.2 mile marathon.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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