Jan Jundt is married; her husband Dave recently retired from the North Dakota National Guard. Last spring the couple moved to Fargo, ND from Bismarck to be closer to their three grown daughters. Also: 25 years ago, lupus nearly killed her.
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A rash guard is almost always a shirt, specifically one that’s worn in or around water. This might seem strange; after all, we have swim shirts and wraps and beach cover ups that do the same thing, right? But the original Australian rash guard was called a rash guard (or “rashie”) for its ability to protect against rashes.
For the past two years Coolibar has worked closely with Twin City Tennis Camps (TCTC), an organization that operates tennis camps across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. Still, Friday, July 18 was a first: a Coolibar-themed talent show performed by TCTC staff and junior tennis students at the Golden Valley Tennis Center at Brookview Park. Here are some highlights:
One sunny morning last week, Coolibar employees got up early, grabbed their gear and made the three-hour journey from Minneapolis to Crosslake, Minnesota to attend Camp Discovery. This one-week summer camp for kids with chronic skin conditions is operated by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and encompasses five such summer camps across the country.
It seems there is a month for everything, but this one comes directly from the US Department of Health and Human Services: it’s UV Safety Month! This makes sense. July is one of the hottest months in the US, and it’s also right in the middle of prime vacation time.
We’ve talked to a LOT of people about this. They think the Coastline Cover Up Dress looks okay on an expensive, skinny model. But when they put it on themselves – BOOM. They love it. We don’t know anyone who owns the Coastline Cover Up Dress that doesn’t love it. Everyday girls love it. Bloggers love it, too. What’s going on here?
World Vitiligo Day is a public initiative aimed at building global awareness about vitiligo (pronounced: vit-til-EYE-go). The Vitiligo Research Foundation launched a website and an online petition, aimed at the United Nations, to highlight vitiligo and officially designate June 25 as World Vitiligo Day annually. The petition needs 500,000 signatures. It’s almost there!
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:
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!