Kids Swim Bike & Run

Jul 17, 2012 No Comments

This past Sunday, Coolibar had the opportunity to participate in our local Life Time Kids Triathlon outside of Minneapolis, MN (where Coolibar is based). The Life Time Kids Tri is a fun and challenging swim, bike, run event for kids ages 7–14. Friends and family cheered on their young competitors throughout the morning of extreme heat.

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Coolibar Athlete Kristie Talks Melanoma Prevention

Jul 16, 2012 3 Comments

This is a special blog post from Coolibar Athlete Kristie Cranford and her words-to-the-wise regarding Melanoma and how you can protect yourself. She speaks from personal experience.

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Overwhelmed by too many sun protection options?

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments

The Huffington Post recently published a great article titled “Sun Protection: Products to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer”. The slideshow goes through all of the essential sun protection accessories anyone would need when spending time outdoors this summer. However, with so many options to choose from, the search to find quality sun protection can be overwhelming. Don’t get confused by an overwhelming amount of sun protection information. We’ll take your through what to look for in sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, shade, and sun protective clothing.

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Athlete Chad Grigsby Reviews Coolibar Swim Shirt

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments

Coolibar Athlete Chad Grigsby is a pro angler, currently in his 10th full season on the FLW Tour. He spends hours on the water waiting for the perfect catch. Due to the lack of shade on the water, Chad sought out Coolibar for long lasting sun protection. He put Coolibar’s UPF 50+ sunwear to the test and now shares his thoughts on its versatile performance. Read Chad’s review of the Coolibar Long Sleeve Swim Shirt.

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Athlete Elena King Reviews Coolibar Water Jacket

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments

Elena King is a Class A Member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division, instructor of gifted golfers and Coolibar Athlete. Elena spends most days out on the green and under the sun teaching golf or playing a round of 18 holes. She put Coolibar’s UPF 50+ sunwear to the test and now provides her two-cents on its on-course performance. Read Elena’s review of the Coolibar Water Jacket.

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Coolibar’s Visit to Camp Discovery

Jul 09, 2012 No Comments

Coolibar had the pleasure of spending a day at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery on June 25. Camp Discovery offers youth with skin conditions the opportunity to spend a week among young people who have similar skin conditions — free of charge. Click “read more” to check out our album from Camp Discovery.

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Is your shade structure shading your kids enough?

Jul 05, 2012 No Comments

Most portable umbrellas and canopies do not block UVA or UVB rays. They provide only a limited shade area and they do not block the UV rays that are reflected off of the ground. Mother and inventor of ezShade Linda Varga talks proper sun protection.

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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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Learn what to look for when buying sunscreen

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments

Choosing a sunscreen can be a daunting task, but it’s important to know how to choose reliable sun protection. Jeff Bedard began his career in dermatology in 1984 and has spent the last 28 years developing and marketing some of the most innovative skin care solutions in the world. He’s the current CEO of Crown Laborieties, Inc., manufacturer of Blue Lizard sunscreen. Jeff answers common questions about Blue Lizard and sunscreen.

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School policy in 49 states leaves children at risk of sunburn

Jun 26, 2012 3 Comments

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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