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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Wide Leg Pant Review

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments

Coolibar employees are some of our best customers! After receiving our late summer shipment of new Wide Leg Pants for women, a number of us snatched them up immediately. Now, Coolibar employees Heather, Jennifer and Julie share their thoughts on this comfy UPF 50+ pant.

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Celebrate Summer Solstice

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments

Summer solstice, the day with the longest amount of sunlight this year is Wednesday, June 20. Summer solstice is significant for scientists and religions alike, it’s a day tied to solar phenomena and community celebrations.

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How to Perfectly Pack for Summer Trips

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments

Packing for yourself and your family can be the most difficult part of a summer vacation, but with a few tips from lifestyle expert Jamie Krell, you’ll know exactly what to bring for stress-free travel.

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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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The Secret Advantage of Long Sleeves

Jun 04, 2012 6 Comments

Jennifer Annett is the Integrated Marketing Manager for Coolibar. She talks about her experience in the surprising advantage of long sleeves.

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Melanoma Survivor Kari

May 30, 2012 3 Comments

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we share a final story from our friend Kari Worth, in her 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 her life. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share this story with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month the all year round. Read Kari’s story.

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DesPlaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon + Hat Review

May 25, 2012 1 Comment

Coolibar athlete Jeremy Van Ek reflects on the DesPlaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon. With his trusty Coolibar hat protecting him from the elements, he paddled down 18.5 miles of the DesPlaines river in the suburbs of Chicago. It’s the second longest running paddling race in the US and typically has 500 to 600 boats racing toward the finish.

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Don’t Fry Day 2012 is Friday, May 25th

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Memorial Weekend traditionally marks the unofficial opening to sunburn season and the Friday before has been officially declared Don’t Fry Day. It’s a preemptive strike to put sun damage front and center in your mind. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants you to be sun protected; they want you to practice sun safe behavior, teach it, talk about it, and make it as American as apple pie. Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey tells you how to avoid sunburn and make the most of your Memorial Day Weekend.

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Meet Our 2012 Sponsored Athletes

May 22, 2012 1 Comment

We heard from more than 100 athletes in our search for the 2012 Coolibar Athlete Team. We then had the difficult task of narrowing down our list to an exceptional group that we hope will inspire others through their actions. Now, we’re proud to introduce our 2012 Coolibar Sponsored Athletes.

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