Last Saturday (8/27/11) my family and I attended the first ever SunAWARE fundraising event at Panino’s Sports Bar in North Oaks, MN. The event raised money to publish “Connor’s Right Field Save” book for Little League players and their families about the five simple, universally recognized steps to prevent and detect skin cancers. I wasn’t sure what to expect, it was after all, the first SunAWARE event.
Our last Coolibar employee cook-out was not only inspired by the 4th of July, but the by the hit TV show “Minute to Win It”! Guess you could say that we at Coolibar may take our jobs seriously (and sun protection seriously), but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Just another reason Coolibar is so cool (wink). Check out our album from the event.
You’ve heard about the dangers of tanning, and worry about UV rays causing skin cancer and wrinkles. You want to protect yourself, but you don’t want to look like a beekeeper at the beach. Sound familiar? We at Coolibar have a few simple tips on incorporating sun protection into your beach wardrobe.
The 2011 Coolibar School Sun Hat Contest had over 750 entries from students, teachers, PTA members, and nonprofit organizations from across the US. We even had a few entries from Australia! Thanks to the efforts of the five lucky winners, entire classrooms of students will be able to safely enjoy the summer sun, and stay well protected beneath their new Coolibar Sun Hats!
Today, on the last day of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar would like to remind you to GET A SKIN CHECK! Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis, MN discusses the importance of skin checks and looking for the ABCD’s of Melanoma. Skin Cancer is treatable when caught early so, check your skin.
The incidence and prevention of skin cancers has become a global concern. The World Health Organization reports that prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects of the skin, eyes and immune system, including skin cancer. This global epidemic has prompted the first International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, jointly sponsored by the WHO, the Danish Cancer Society, TrygFonden and the Cancer Council Victoria.
Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month?
May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. With more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed annually in over two million people in the United States, we need to become SunAWARE.
Here are a few ideas for you to be AWARE of Skin Cancer this month.
The Leathernecks Dragon Boat Team is comprised of former and retired U.S. Marines, whose average age is 66. The slang term “Leatherneck” is used to describe United States Marine Corps members and originated from the leather collar formerly part of the uniform, worn for protection of the neck during sword combat. Many of the team’s members are battling skin cancer in one form or another and spend countless hours training and racing in the sun.