Archive for Wellness Warriors

OneVillage Partners in Sierra Leone

Oct 25, 2011 2 Comments

Seirra Leone, located in West Africa, is one of the poorest nations in the world. While mineral, agricultural and fishery resources are abundant, its physical and social infrastructure have not fully recovered from the civil war that ended in 2002, and social disorder has hindered economic development. Coolibar’s friends at OneVillage Partners, a Minneapolis, MN based non-profit, have been working with people in Eastern Seirra Leone since 2006 to provide assistance to rural villages and stimulate growth within these deprived communities.

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Providing Sun Protection to Sailors

Aug 18, 2011 3 Comments

Take it from sailing enthusiast and skin cancer survivor Brenda Scannell, sun protection is important at every age, especially around water. That’s why she’s making it a priority to provide Coolibar sun protective clothing and hats to youth and the greater sailing community at the Quissett Yacht Club in Falmouth, MA.

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Stay Out of the Sun Run 2011

May 27, 2011 No Comments

On May 20, 2011, the Stay Out of the Sun Run (SOSR) Foundation held their annual walk/race in Rochester, MN that promotes awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and supports melanoma research and education. All proceeds from the SOSR are donated to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center for melanoma research and education. Coolibar was there to participate in this event for the 5th year in a row.

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Cindy Combats Basal Cell Carcinoma

May 24, 2011 No Comments

The fourth story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. Cindy was 48 when she found a suspicious spot of skin on her nose. It was diagnosed as that ended up being Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, affecting approximately two million Americans each year.

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Melanoma Survivor Tim

May 17, 2011 2 Comments

The third story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2007, Tim went to a Mayo Clinic dermatologist to have a mole on his left arm looked at. The doctor removed it right away so it could be tested. A few years prior, Tim had this same mole tested, and it was fine. But this time, the biopsy showed that the mole had turned into Melanoma.

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I’m Only 21, I Can’t Get Cancer

May 10, 2011 No Comments

The second story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2009, Jessi went to a dermatologist to have a freckle removed. A week later, Jessi received a call from her doctor and was told she had Melanoma …

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Skin Cancer Survivor Carol

May 03, 2011 No Comments

During May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar will feature a series on Skin Cancer Survivors. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. Carol was in her early 30s when she found a freckle on her face that appeared abnormal…

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Fishing in the Amazon

Mar 31, 2011 No Comments

Jack Ip, also known as JIP, makes it his business to seek some of the best fishing in the world. Last November, he traveled to the Amazon to fish for Peacock bass, one of the world’s toughest freshwater species. But tackle wasn’t the only thing he brought with him to the treacherous waters in Barcelos, Brazil.

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Equipped to Walk the Great Wall of China

Mar 24, 2011 No Comments

Stephen Robert Loken, 42, recently became the first person to ever walk the entire Ming Dynasty Great Wall of China, which spans approximately 3,728 miles (6000km). Prior to his expedition, Robert found the Coolibar Travel Shirt, which he wore every single day throughout his journey.

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A 6-Year-Old Melanoma Hero

Mar 01, 2011 No Comments

It’s not fair that anyone should have to deal with something as life altering as melanoma, especially a 6-year-old. Rachael was only 5 when she was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. After a year of battling and conquering melanoma, Rachael and her family know all too well why sun protection is important.

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