Skin cancer is a preventable pediatric disease if sun protective habits start at an early age. Children spend more time outside than adults. As a result, most sun damage occurs before age 18. Chicago based Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation (PSPF) is educating children and families on the importance of sun protection – to end skin cancer one child at a time.
Archive for March, 2013
Spring break, prom, summer, all the reasons teens say they tan are around the corner. The Melanoma Foundation of New England is asking high school and college students to take the “no-tanning pledge” through their Your Skin Is In program. While the pledge contest portion is only for schools in New England states (Connecticut, Maine, [...]
NY Jets DL Coach Karl Dunbar takes skin care seriously, especially since he has vitiligo. As a coach, he helps his players not only understand how to become a great football player, but also how to take care of their skin and health. Since players spend a significant amount of time outdoors, we asked for his take on sunburn.
I started climbing shortly after I could walk, although I don’t remember much of it. My mom would turn her head for a brief moment while we ate breakfast in the house that doubled as my dad’s chiropractic clinic at our home in Minnesota. Before she knew it, I would mantel my way onto the [...]
I grew up in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu and have been surfing and bodyboarding every day since 1984. I started surfing because I fell in love with the ocean at an early age. It keeps me healthy and makes me feel free. I was the first women to ever compete at the [...]
On April 22nd, I am running from Galveston, Texas to my hometown in Minnesota. My mission is prevention and Coolibar is helping to expand my awareness of leading a healthy lifestyle! In 2008, I had a life threatening car accident, prior to my qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. As a result, I suffered two [...]
My name is Gene Meade and I am a trail and ultra runner from North Carolina. I am also a fitness instructor and Vice President of the North Carolina Road Runners Club. I enjoy being outdoors, and in addition to running ultra races, I enjoy cycling, hiking and mountain biking. In 2012, I competed in a [...]
I consider myself a rare fifth generation native of Las Vegas, Nevada. For the past 11 years, I’ve managed apartment communities in and around Las Vegas. As single mom, I love the outdoors and playing in the sun. From an early age, I enjoyed many activities including gymnastics, dance, swimming and hiking the trails at [...]
Nine years ago while sitting on the couch having a cigarette, I made the decision to change my life. I decided it was time to live life to the fullest. I threw out the cigarettes, and got on my bike. Today, at 41, I am 55 pounds lighter and nine years without a cigarette. I [...]
I’m your typical working wife and mother of two young children ages 16 months and 3 years. The outdoors has always been a major part of my life, as have many different sports. Throughout childhood, I was a competitive synchronized swimmer and as a teenager competed at the national level. In high school I played [...]