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Camp Discovery – where a kid can be a kid even with a chronic skin condition

Jun 21, 2012 No Comments

Every year, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) sponsors a week of fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, arts and crafts, and just plain fun for youth with chronic skin conditions. Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery offers campers the opportunity to spend a week among other young people who have similar skin conditions. Many of the counselors have skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers.

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Wide Leg Pant Review

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments

Coolibar employees are some of our best customers! After receiving our late summer shipment of new Wide Leg Pants for women, a number of us snatched them up immediately. Now, Coolibar employees Heather, Jennifer and Julie share their thoughts on this comfy UPF 50+ pant.

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Celebrate Summer Solstice

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments

Summer solstice, the day with the longest amount of sunlight this year is Wednesday, June 20. Summer solstice is significant for scientists and religions alike, it’s a day tied to solar phenomena and community celebrations.

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How to Perfectly Pack for Summer Trips

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments

Packing for yourself and your family can be the most difficult part of a summer vacation, but with a few tips from lifestyle expert Jamie Krell, you’ll know exactly what to bring for stress-free travel.

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Unborn Daughter Saves Mother From Melanoma

Jun 12, 2012 2 Comments

Have you heard of a mom’s unborn child saving her life? Erica’s daughter Caroline did just that. Read Erica’s story and how her daughter may just have saved her from Melanoma.

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Fishing Season Update from Coolibar Athlete Chad Grigsby

Jun 07, 2012 No Comments

For those of you that don’t know me, and am I sure there are a few, I am Chad Grigsby and I am a professional angler on the FLW Tour – the PGA circuit of bass fishing. I have had the fortune of competing professionally full time for 10 years. That’s right, I fish for a living. I live in Maple Grove, MN, am married to Bridget and have two daughters – Isabelle, who is 4 and Avrey who is 2.

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Mayo Clinic Study Provides More Reasons to Ditch Tanning

Jun 04, 2012 1 Comment

According to recent Mayo Clinic study, the incidence of melanoma has escalated, and young women are the hardest hit. Researchers speculate that the use of indoor tanning beds is a key culprit in the rising skin cancer rate in young women.

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Melanoma Survivor Kari

May 30, 2012 3 Comments

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we share a final story from our friend Kari Worth, in her own words. The ins and outs of treatment can be intense and not necessarily a fun thing to read; however hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in her life. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share this story with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month the all year round. Read Kari’s story.

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DesPlaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon + Hat Review

May 25, 2012 1 Comment

Coolibar athlete Jeremy Van Ek reflects on the DesPlaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon. With his trusty Coolibar hat protecting him from the elements, he paddled down 18.5 miles of the DesPlaines river in the suburbs of Chicago. It’s the second longest running paddling race in the US and typically has 500 to 600 boats racing toward the finish.

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Don’t Fry Day 2012 is Friday, May 25th

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Memorial Weekend traditionally marks the unofficial opening to sunburn season and the Friday before has been officially declared Don’t Fry Day. It’s a preemptive strike to put sun damage front and center in your mind. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants you to be sun protected; they want you to practice sun safe behavior, teach it, talk about it, and make it as American as apple pie. Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey tells you how to avoid sunburn and make the most of your Memorial Day Weekend.

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