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School Sun Hat Program (Video)

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis
Uptown Dermatology
Minneapolis, MN

Hi, this is Dr. Davis for Coolibar Sun Protective Clothing.

I want to talk to you today about an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and that is Coolibar’s School Sun Hat Program.  My daughter’s pre-school qualified for this program and they were outfitted with a bunch of adorable little pre-school sized hats so that when they go outside to play at recess they have their sun protection covered.  A lot of schools consider sunscreen creams as medication and they don’t necessarily have the freedom to apply sunscreen to your child.  So, having a school that provides hats to your child will ensure their sun protection when they’re outside.

There are some super cute options. 

Child Reversible Bucket Hat

This little reversible lightweight sun hat, that is also adjustable, keeps them cool, keeps them protected.  I’d still have them wear their sun protective clothing for their little arms but this will provide adequate protection for their ears and face and actually does help keep them cool when they are running around at recess.

Child Chin Strap Hat

Another example in a little bit of a different fabric is also adjustable.  This one has a nice little chin strap too, so maybe if you’re out on the boat with the kids for example.  It also has a nice little absorbent headband.

So teaching kids to be SunAWARE at a young age is the point of this School Sun Hat Program that Coolibar puts on.  I highly recommend it, make sure your child’s school applies for the program. 

Help teach your kid to be SunAWARE at a young age, the value lasts a lifetime!

Coolibar School Sun Hat Program

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Coolibar’s School Sun Hat Contest

For the third consecutive year, Coolibar is sponsoring a School Sun Hat Contest.  Five winners will be selected at random to receive hats for their classroom.  The contest promotes the SunAWARE acronym to teach simple steps to prevent and detect skin cancers.

Preventative sun safety habits begin in childhood and the classroom is a great place to reinforce those behaviors.  Our contest makes School Sun Hats available to classrooms that may not have the resources.

SunAWARE

The 2011 contest is now open to students, parents, teachers and supporters.  Contest winners will be announced in May – Melanoma Awareness Month.  Contest entries will be accepted until May 13, 2011.  Winners will be announced on May 19th

Enter Today! 

Download and return a completed School Sun Hat Contest Entry Form.

 

Coolibar: School Sun Hat Program
Children’s sun protective hats are an excellent way to protect vulnerable young skin, from ears to chin. Coolibar has specially designed children’s hats that are offered to schools and not-for-profit organizations, at a significant discount.  All of Coolibar’s sun hats include a generous brim, providing optimal sun protection for outdoor school activities, such as recess and physical education. Three UPF 50+ hat styles are available – chin strap, reversible bucket and legionnaire style, starting at just $7.47 each.  Additionally, Coolibar provides discounted adult hats for teachers and parents to model healthy sun-protective behavior.  For complete sun protection add a Gallon of sunscreen with a convenient pump.  For more information visit Coolibar’s School Sun Hat Program.

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Announcing the 2010 Coolibar Holiday Catalog

Under the Coolibar Tree: Healthy Skin, Stylish Coverage, Relevant Gifts  

It’s here – the 2010 Coolibar Holiday Catalog! Look for it in your mailbox starting this week. 

This special winter catalog offers you the best in sun protective apparel and more! Being sun-aware doesn’t mean giving up style! Our SUNTECT® UPF 50+ fabrics are amazingly versatile outdoors and in. Plus our unique selection of boxed gifts, cool weather options and terrific accessories (from companies whose commitment to quality matches our own,) make the perfect holiday gift for yourself or someone special on your list. Request a catalog or visit Coolibar.com for even more styles and gifts. 

Coolibar Holiday Gifts
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School sun safety

Sun Protective Creativity

Back to School with Style

This Pebble Beach, California elementary school wanted to incorporate sun hats to their school uniform.  They ordered 250 of the Coolibar Reversible Bucket Hat in the color stone/navy, which perfectly matches their navy school uniforms.

The hats were issued to the entire student body at the start of the school year, with the rule that all students must wear their sun hat while outdoors to protect against the California sun. 

In order to individualize their hats, the teachers and students brought out the magic markers and unleashed their creative energy.  Shown are just a few of the many original sun hats that were created.  The students had an excellent time personalizing their hats and it’s easy to tell whose hat is whose, plus they actually enjoy wearing their new sun hats.

We love this creative approach to promoting sun safety and making sun hats a part of everyday life!

Creative School Sun Hat – “Peace Out”
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What our customers say

Peace of Mind

A Coolibar customer letter.

8/17/2010

Dear Coolibar:

My new sun shirts for kids arrived today – delighted!

I want to express my highest regard and sincere appreciation for your children’s pool wear.  I bought your merchandise for the first time two summers ago, one for everybody in the family.  My husband thought I was crazy.  They were on sale but still not within our penny-pinching budget.  It is NOT very like me to charge up a hundred dollars of merchandise that cannot be returned!! Even he and I were dubious about our “his” and “her” swim shirts, but wanted to do right by our skin.

Since then, our three children have worn this sun-safe swim wear to countless beaches, to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, to rocky, muddy wooded streams, in the backyard in the blazing sun, to water day at Nursery School and, this the second summer, to our over-chlorinated outdoor pool almost daily.  We have put your product to the test two full summers in a row, and I would STILL put these shirts on them next summer if they would fit.  Aside from a little pilling on the front, there is little or no sign of wear, no fading or thinning or stretching of the material.  I compare their two-year-old shirts with this new merchandise, and you would not believe how little difference there is!  Pool friends and consumer mom’s marvel at our Coolibar stuff as their kids’ Lands End or LL Bean or Target swim shirts just disintegrate after the harsh pool chemicals.

You have given me such peach of mind that my three babies’ skin is protected.  Now, keep those clearance sales coming…I’ll be back in two summers!

Jennifer

Mechanicsville, VA

Coolibar Child Sun Protective Swimwear
Coolibar Child Sun Protective Swimwear
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Meet our 2010 School Sun Hat Contest Winners

A recent study of elementary school children shows that it is possible to instill effective sun protection behaviors at an early age, helping to limit the cumulative sun damage that causes health problems later in life.  So make sure your children, or grandchildren, take a sun hat along with their school supplies the first day of school.             

Last spring Coolibar conducted our second annual School Sun Hat Contest, distributing free sun hats to five winning classrooms across the US.  Meet our 2010 winners below.  If you’d like to help create a top SunAWARE  initiative in your school for the 2010/11 school year, learn how by reading more about our school sun hat program.   

School Sun Hat Contest Winners        

Coolibar School Sun Hat Contest Winner
Catherine - 1st Grade Teacher - Van Nuys, CA

Catherine teaches at a Title l school, which means that 85% of the population is below the poverty line. The students and their parents were very impressed with the quality of the hats. Catherine learned of Coolibar from her father and has purchased items for her husband who has had issues with skin cancer.   

      

Coolibar School Sun Hat Contest Winner
Madeleine - 1st Grade Student - Fremont, CA

Madeline has a rare medical condition which makes her sensitive to the sun. She has to protect herself from the sun whenever she is outdoors and with the recommendation from her dermatologist, has purchased sun-protective clothing from Coolibar. By winning the contest, all the children in her school were educated about the need for protection from the sun.         

       
   
Coolibar School Sun Hat Contest Winner
Henry - 2nd Grade Student - Arlington, VA

These students were excited to get the hats and wore them immediately for a lesson in the school garden. Students from other classes asked where the hats came from and Henry was proud to tell them he had won them for all his classmates. Henry’s mother found Coolibar several years ago when she was looking for sun protective clothing.    

Coolibar School Sun Hat Winner
Alison - 7th Grade Teacher - Springfield, NJ

After being lectured from her pediatrician about protecting her twin daughters from too much sun, Alison ordered sun hats from Coolibar and received an entry form for the Sun Hat Contest in her box. From her own experience with skin cancer she is very careful about sun exposure and visits her dermatologist every 6 months.  Her students were excited to win the sun hats – and very much needed. One student had missed two days of school after being badly sun burned. He took a hat and promised to never get sun burned again.   

Coolibar School Sun Hat Winner
Juan Carlo - 9th Grade Student - Roseville, CA

 The students and teachers agree: These are great hats! Due to a medical condition that makes this contest winner sensitive to the sun, his mother had purchased sun-protective clothing from Coolibar and received an entry form with their purchase. The school nurse distributed the sun hats to the kids on the last day of school, just in time for summer vacation.        

 
 

           

           

           

          

          

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Love those Baby Rompers

Coolibar Infant Swim Romper

“As a mom I am delighted to share with other moms my discoveries of the greatest products I come across…and Coolibar certainly offers a few worth bragging about. I was looking for something sun protective for my baby that was bright and colorful and combined style with function.    When I received my Coolibar catalog there were quite a few items that matched what I had in mind.  I’ve purchased a couple of baby rompers, a hat for myself and some sunscreens and was very satisfied with the quality of the merchandise, quick delivery and samples I received with it.  Living in Florida, we go to the beach often and I feel very confident that my baby is well protected from head to toe (see photo).  I love those baby rompers, very functional and protective, not only from the sun, but also sand and other elements, kids usually get into. We always get so many compliments and inquiries of where we got them from. Way to go Coolibar, keep up the great work!!”

Natalja – West Palm Beach, Florida

Coolibar Infant Swim Romper

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