World Vitiligo Day is a public initiative aimed at building global awareness about vitiligo (pronounced: vit-til-EYE-go). The Vitiligo Research Foundation launched a website and an online petition, aimed at the United Nations, to highlight vitiligo and officially designate June 25 as World Vitiligo Day annually. The petition needs 500,000 signatures. It’s almost there!
By Valerie Stewart: Snowboarding is the sport that makes me feel truly alive. I’m fully present when flying down a mountain on a race course, or carving powder in the trees. My thoughts are not cluttered or stuck in past or future; I am completely in the moment. For me, snowboarding creates an ideal state of mind.
This GMA Investigates piece makes a wonderful introduction for people who are just learning about the benefits of sun protective clothing.
In case you missed it, you can catch it here.
By Rich Early: I play for a Senior Softball age 65 tournament team that travels throughout Oregon and Washington, and will also play in Reno, Nevada and St. George, Utah this year. To play competitive tournament softball I work out at home five days a week at 6 am. I may not be the fastest player on the circuit but I work out hard in order to at least be in the conversation.
Here’s an offer that’s only natural. Purchase $150+ from Coolibar, and get a FREE All Terrain Family Sun Protection Kit!
This all-natural sun safety kit includes:
•3-oz. “no slip, dry grip” All Terrain AquaSport Sunscreen SPF 30
•Convenient spray-on All Terrain AquaSport SunSpray SPF 30
•Minty fresh, oxybenzone-free.15-oz. All Terrain Lip Armor SPF 28
•A reusable hemp cosmetic bag
Tim Fater says that from the start he had decided to be aggressive in treating melanoma; at such a young age, he was determined to navigate what is always a significant disturbance in one’s life and live as close to normal as possible. “This might be the most frustrating part of the whole experience – the fact that skin cancer is, for the most part, very preventable.”
The months-long debate over teen tanning in Minnesota ended on May 23 when Governor Mark Dayton signed HF2402 into law. In March, Coolibar (based in Minneapolis, MN) visited the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul for a day of lobbying on behalf of the bill then known as the Minnesota Skin Cancer Prevention Act (SF 1901). This effort was in conjunction with the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network.