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Pretty for Prom? Tanning Isn’t Part of the Routine Anymore

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments by

It’s prom season again, which means thousands of teens – girls and boys – flock to their local indoor tanning salons in search of a healthy glow for the big night out. But before they do, the Skin Cancer Foundation, Coolibar and SunAWARE have some information for you about tanning for the prom.

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Meet our 2013 School Sun Hat Contest Winners

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments by

Each year, Coolibar provides hats to five lucky classrooms across the U.S as part of our initiative to promote sun safety in schools. Let’s meet our 2013 winners…

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Tips for Trick-or-Treating

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments by

Happy Halloween! For kids, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. You get to transform yourself into someone or something else and go door to door asking for candy (and it’s acceptable behavior). These simple tips will ensure a safe and fun a Halloween night for everyone.

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A Lesson in Back-to-School Sun Protection

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments by

While the teacher doesn’t typically require sun protection, it’s a back-to-school item parents should strongly consider. Not all schools allow hats or sunscreen, and we hope schools change their policies in the near future. All the same, we have suggestions to ensure your child is sun safe.

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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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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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Adding sun safety into the school curriculum

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments by

Did you know one or more blistering sunburns before the age of 18 more than doubles your chances of getting melanoma? To promote sun safety, Lisa Richman, executive director of the Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation, presented this statistic as a part of the RDK Sun Safety program to the 6th grade science classes at Independence Middle School.

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The Wiffle for a Diffle Celebrity Tournament

Aug 06, 2013 No Comments by

This Saturday, August 10, 2013, the Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation will be distributing Coolibar sun safety product and sunscreen during the Wiffle for a Diffle Celebrity Tournament fundraiser at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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4th of July Safety for Kids

Jun 23, 2013 1 Comment by

This 4th of July, keep these simple sun, water, and firework safety precautions in mind so you and your kids can enjoy a safe and fun holiday!

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Summer Camp Sun Protection 101: Why the Cotton Shirt Your Kid Swims in Just Won’t Do

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments by

Summer camp is jam-packed with activities from sunrise to sunset. Counselors and camp staff make it a priority to ensure safety of all campers; however, with the rigorous reapplication routine sunscreen requires, sometimes sun protection is overlooked in all the commotion. Sunburn and skin damage are easily preventable. Educating and equipping children with good sun protection habits prior to the start of camp is essential.

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