Archive for May, 2014

Staying Positive, Staying Aggressive

May 29, 2014 No Comments by

Tim Fater says that from the start he had decided to be aggressive in treating melanoma; at such a young age, he was determined to navigate what is always a significant disturbance in one’s life and live as close to normal as possible. “This might be the most frustrating part of the whole experience – the fact that skin cancer is, for the most part, very preventable.”

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Minnesota Becomes Eighth State to Ban Indoor Tanning for Teens

May 27, 2014 No Comments by

The months-long debate over teen tanning in Minnesota ended on May 23 when Governor Mark Dayton signed HF2402 into law. In March, Coolibar (based in Minneapolis, MN) visited the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul for a day of lobbying on behalf of the bill then known as the Minnesota Skin Cancer Prevention Act (SF 1901). This effort was in conjunction with the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network.

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Today is Don’t Fry Day!

May 23, 2014 No Comments by

Just before the outdoor summer festivities begin in earnest, a reminder: the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated today as Don’t Fry Day. This annual, national campaign takes place every year on the Friday before Memorial Day to help people keep sun safety in mind. Here are some of the ways the council recommends to keep yourself and your family healthy for the summer and for a lifetime:

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Ask Olga: Chat Live with the Coolibar Design Director June 3 on Facebook!

May 23, 2014 5 Comments by

On June 3, Coolibar hosts a live Facebook chat featuring Olga Mashkova, Coolibar’s Director of Women’s & Children’s Design. RSVP yes before June 2, and be entered in a drawing to win a Ruche Swim Shirt – Olga’s top Coolibar product pick for 2014!

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Beyond Scared: A Spirited Mom Fights Back

May 22, 2014 No Comments by

Georgina Kerstin first felt the itch on her right calf in late spring, 2006. The source was a mole just below the knee. At the time, she was a busy mother of two – maybe a little too busy, a “doer” mom with a lively spark that made her ambitions slightly bigger than her calendar. She did not get to the doctor for a biopsy until July.

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New Coolibar Clothing for Summer Shows Beauty on Lots of Levels

May 20, 2014 No Comments by

New Coolibar clothing for summer includes new active swim wear and, for the first time ever, reversible swim base layers. The latest Coolibar summer catalog starts arriving in mailboxes this week. Here’s a quick look at what’s new!

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Monopoly Man: A Survivor Lives On

May 15, 2014 1 Comment by

Throughout May, Coolibar highlights melanoma survivors to call awareness to the dangers of melanoma. This week: the harrowing, ongoing journey of Jerry Dalton.

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Help Us Tell Hugh Jackman About Sun Protective Clothing!

May 14, 2014 No Comments by

We think Mr. Jackman would look pretty good in a Coolibar sun hat, not to mention an entire wardrobe of Coolibar UPF 50+ clothing. Do you think so, too? Tell him about sun protective clothing on Instagram and Twitter!

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Diagnosed at 25, Building a New Life in the Sun

May 08, 2014 No Comments by

Coolibar kicks off its 2014 Melanoma Survivor Series, featuring personal stories from melanoma survivors. Coolibar highlights survivors of melanoma throughout May, which is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Here, melanoma survivor Renee Burch of Seattle, Washington tells her life-changing story.

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Last Minute Ideas for Mom!

May 08, 2014 No Comments by

If someone you know is in a pinch for Mothers Day, consider the gift of sun protection (and so much more) from Coolibar sun protective clothing. Here a few last-minute Mothers Day gift ideas from head to toe:

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