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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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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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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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Win Sun Protective Hats for Your School

May 01, 2013 2 Comments by

Coolibar’s school sun hat contest is now open for entries! If you have a child in school or are a teacher, enter to win up to 50 kids hats for your classroom! We’ll be drawing the names of five lucky winners.

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What You Need to Know About Sun Protection at Your Child’s School

Aug 23, 2012 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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School policy in 49 states leaves children at risk of sunburn

Jun 26, 2012 3 Comments by

Mother Jesse Michener of Tacoma, WA walked into her home after work on June 19th to find her two daughters had both severely sunburned that day while at school. Horrified, Michener immediately marched into the principal’s office only to learn that the school cannot allow sunscreen use on students due to a statewide policy and for liability reasons. The same policy exists in 49 states.

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Gearing Up for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Apr 19, 2012 1 Comment by

May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Take advantage of the wealth of skin cancer prevention resources available next month so you can become SunAWARE and help prevent and detect skin cancers.

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Elementary Schools Consider No Hat No Play Policy

Mar 27, 2012 1 Comment by

Does your child wear a hat on the playground during recess? If not, your child is not the only one. Many elementary schools in the U.S. ban students from wearing hats on school grounds. As a result, children are left exposed to peak ultraviolet radiation on the playground. Read about ways you can protect your children during school hours.

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Mission Possible: Protecting Kids from the Sun

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments by

Sun protection is a passionate subject for many people who have been impacted by cancer. Ellery, a high school freshman and Girl Scout, has been involved in fundraisers for treatments and cures of cancers. Now, Ellery has made it her mission to help educate young students and school officials about sun protection and show them that it’s possible to effectively, and inexpensively, protect students from the sun’s harmful UV rays during outdoor recess and activities.

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