The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation (CMPF) began delivering skin cancer prevention education to school children in 2003. Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, an oncology/dermatology nurse practitioner, founded the organization to help children better understand UV intensity and utilize sun protection as most skin cancers are preventable and easily treated when detected early. CMPF’s SunAWARE Program provides a specialized curriculum for students in grades K – 12.
Believe it or not, it’s Coolibar’s 10th birthday! In September 2001, native Australian and Coolibar founder John Barrow signed the documents to open Coolibar and bring Australia’s advances in sun protection to America. We’re still making strides in sun protective technologies and fashions, but take a moment to see just how far we’ve come!
Last Saturday (8/27/11) my family and I attended the first ever SunAWARE fundraising event at Panino’s Sports Bar in North Oaks, MN. The event raised money to publish “Connor’s Right Field Save” book for Little League players and their families about the five simple, universally recognized steps to prevent and detect skin cancers. I wasn’t sure what to expect, it was after all, the first SunAWARE event.
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.
Parents of school aged children, are you concerned that your child is being exposed to dangerous UV rays during recess and at the bus-stop? If so, you may be interested in learning how to implement sun protection at your child’s school. Read on to see how a local dermatology office got Coolibar sun protective hats on the heads of kindergarteners at a school in Spokane, WA, and sun protection education into their classrooms.
Ever wonder what exactly happens to your Coolibar order after you place it online or through customer service? There may be more to it than you think. Spend a day with Seth and Max, Coolibar Warehouse Ambassadors of Awesomeness (self titled), and see how Coolibar gets your order out our backdoor and to your front porch.