Archive for Success Stories

Melanoma Survivor Vanessa

May 17, 2013 3 Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Vanessa’s story.

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Melanoma Survivor Capt. Harry

May 09, 2013 No Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Capt. Harry’s story.

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75 time skin cancer patient urges sunscreen use

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Our friends at the University of Virginia Health System share their story about patient Dennis Hassel, and his survival through having skin cancer 75 times. See why sunscreen is worth your efforts.

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Unborn Daughter Saves Mother From Melanoma

Jun 12, 2012 2 Comments

Have you heard of a mom’s unborn child saving her life? Erica’s daughter Caroline did just that. Read Erica’s story and how her daughter may just have saved her from Melanoma.

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Melanoma Survivor Stan

May 17, 2012 8 Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. The ins and outs of treatment can be intense and not necessarily a fun thing to read; however hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month the all year round. Read Stan’s story.

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Melanoma Survivor Sam

May 01, 2012 8 Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. The ins and outs of treatment can be intense and not necessarily a fun thing to read; however hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month the all year round. Read Sam’s story.

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Doc Learns the Hard Way to Avoid Tanning

Dec 27, 2011 4 Comments

Some stories are so powerful they need to be retold. This blog was written by Dr. Jessica Sparks Lilley, a pediatrician who learned the hard way that the risks of getting melanoma from using a tanning bed are real! Please do not use tanning beds. Please do not allow your children to use tanning beds. Help pass legislation to ban the use of tanning beds by minors.

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Thankful for the Chance to Spread an Important Message

Nov 22, 2011 2 Comments

Duane Braswell is a recent skin cancer survivor whom is thankful for many things this holiday season. After being diagnosed with both basal cell carcinoma and melanoma in August 2011 and having it successfully excised, he came to the conclusion that there is not enough awareness around the dangers of skin cancer. With the support of his family, friends and outside donors, Duane has arranged to complete a 2,500 bike circuit starting in Phoenix, AZ and ending in Washington, DC to raise money for awareness and further research into skin cancer.

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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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