Archive for August, 2013

Not Pasty

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments by

Pasty. With one word, an instant emotional connection occurs. A word some degrade themselves with when spring comes and their skin is pale. According to Jen Adkins, mother and founder of Not Pasty, we’re not pasty. We’re simply the color of our skin. No more, no less. After a life-altering experience, Jen is now working to change people’s perceptions of what it means to be pasty.

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Wiseheart Saves the Dawn – A Sun Protection Book for the Tablet Generation

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments by

“Wiseheart Saves the Dawn” is a new e-book geared toward children that teaches sun safe habits. Available on iTunes and Kindle for free, this collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise Program and the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation is an innovative way to reach the tablet generation.

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High Heat Calls for Cool Fashion at the State Fair and Beyond

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments by

The Midwest is in the midst of a late summer heat wave. Be sure to take the extra precautionary measures to prevent heat related illness. We’ll show you how to, in style!

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The Sunny Side of UV, Solar Powered Vehicles

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments by

After two years of student collaboration, the University of Michigan Solar Team is off to Australia to compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the largest solar electric vehicle event in the world. Forty-three teams from across the globe will race approximately 1864 miles from Darwin to Adelaide almost solely relying on the power of the sun.

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Gansett Lifeguards Demonstrate Skill and SunAWAREness

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments by

Brian Guadagno, Narragansett Surf Rescue Senior Lifeguard Captain and founder of Raw Elements USA sunscreen, lives for days on the ocean. During his 17 years as an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard, he came to realize the damaging effects of environmental sun exposure and chemical sunscreens. Today, Guadagno continues to spend his days on the ocean in Rhode Island, protecting himself from the sun and his fellow rescue team as well.

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The Sunscreen Squad is Out to Save Tennis Fans

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments by

Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation and Coolibar team up to protect tennis players and spectators from the sun at the Western & Southern Tennis Open.

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John Barrow – Entrepreneur of the Year, Upper Midwest

Aug 13, 2013 8 Comments by

Coolibar is pleased to announce that our President and Founder, John Barrow, was named Entrepreneur of the Year – Upper Midwest by Ernst & Young at the annual selection dinner. John graciously accepted his award with thanks to Coolibar’s customers and team, acknowledging that “Without their hard work and dedication Coolibar would not exist.”

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Meet lucky school sun hat contest winner Kerri

Aug 13, 2013 No Comments by

Each year, Coolibar provides hats to five lucky classrooms across the U.S. One of our 2013 contest winners shares her story: Kerri Case is a preschool teacher at Bramlett Elementary in Oxford, Mississippi. Hats will now be worn there every day during recess to remind students to practice sun safety.

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Free Diver Ashleigh Baird reviews the Coolibar Quick Zip Rash Guard

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments by

Ashleigh Baird’s love for the ocean runs deep, literally. As a free diver, she diligently trains to reach depths of 60 meters with one breath, sans the use of external breathing devices. She knows the right gear makes a world of difference on, in, and under the water. Read Ashleigh’s review of the Coolibar Quick Zip Rash Guard.

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Surfing Lessons and Protecting Your Skin

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments by

Did you know ultraviolet rays from the sun bounce off water? Surf and paddle board instructor Carol Philips is out on the water daily for 6 hours at a time, dressing smart for her time in the sun, and she tells her students do do the same.

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