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Coolibar and PRI Celebrate 10 Years

Feb 07, 2014 No Comments by

Coolibar and Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI) recently celebrated 10 years of doing business together! PRI forms partnerships with Twin Cities area businesses, arranging jobs for its more than 230 clients with developmental disabilities.

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Keeping My Family Sun Safe

Feb 06, 2014 4 Comments by

We’ve been hit with brutal snowstorms this winter where I live in the Northeastern U.S., and while we tend to bundle up to protect ourselves from the elements an important area is often forgotten in the winter, especially by African-Americans: the skin.

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Benefits of Travel

Dec 03, 2013 1 Comment by

Travel is good for the soul. Immersed in new surroundings you learn, explore and experience the unknown, which broadens your mind and makes you grow as a human. Turns out, travel provides some additional benefits.

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SavageMan Competitors Brave the Ultimate Triathlon Course for Melanoma Awareness

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments by

The 7th annual “Win-The-Fight” SavageMan Triathlon Festival at the Deep Creek Lake State Park in western Maryland attracted 1100 elite athletes from 30 states and several countries including Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand on September 14, 2013. Athletes competed for more than a medal as the event raised vital funds for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, a voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure.

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Lupus Walk for Hope

Sep 19, 2013 2 Comments by

Every fall, the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota hosts a Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run in various cities throughout Minnesota as an opportunity to raise public awareness and show support for those with lupus. Chris Cronick, 2013 LFM ambassador, had the opportunity to attend the first of three walks this past Saturday in Minneapolis, MN. Chris shares her heartfelt appreciation for the support and education stemming from the first community event highlighting lupus.

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An Ambassador for Lupus

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments by

Chris Cronick, the 2013 Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Ambassador, is a role model for us all. A fitness coach, spin instructor and motivational speaker, Chris has triumphed over some major health obstacles, and still maintains a positive attitude.

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24 Marathons in 24 Days to End Childhood Cancer

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments by

After a medical miracle in his own family, Brian Gruender wanted to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer. Brian is a father of four and president of the Snowdrop Foundation, which provides scholarships to college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors, while also raising awareness and funds for the continued research efforts to find a cure to childhood cancer. Despite his busy schedule, Brian was determined to do something for the children. So this summer, Brian completed 24 marathons in 24 consecutive days.

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Not Pasty

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments by

Pasty. With one word, an instant emotional connection occurs. A word some degrade themselves with when spring comes and their skin is pale. According to Jen Adkins, mother and founder of Not Pasty, we’re not pasty. We’re simply the color of our skin. No more, no less. After a life-altering experience, Jen is now working to change people’s perceptions of what it means to be pasty.

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The Sunscreen Squad is Out to Save Tennis Fans

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments by

Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation and Coolibar team up to protect tennis players and spectators from the sun at the Western & Southern Tennis Open.

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A Love Story From the Road to Healthy Skin Tour

Jul 29, 2013 No Comments by

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour travels across the country stopping along the way for volunteer dermatologists to perform skin checks. Tour Managers Chris and Christie have traveled with the Tour for five years, and theirs is a story of love. Together, they are making a difference in the fight against skin cancer.

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