Seeing Beyond my Vitiligo

Apr 19, 2012 8 Comments

Vitiligo, a chronic skin condition in which there is a loss of pigment in areas of the skin, affects roughly 2 million people in the U.S. Karl Dunbar can still recall the first day white spots began to appear on his skin. “I was in seventh grade and my vitiligo started to appear on my right hand (on my thumb) and over my right eye,” says Dunbar. “At first, I tried to hide it by wearing gloves.” Now, Dunbar plays an essential role as the defensive line coach for the New York Jets. He also knows a thing or two about becoming comfortable in his own skin.

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Twins Opener Reminds Us to Use Sun Protection at Outdoor Sporting Events

Apr 09, 2012 No Comments

The Minnesota Twins home opener is finally here. In a few hours, fans will gather for another year of outdoor baseball and cheer on their team in the presence of sunshine and fresh air. Before heading off to the game, keep in mind these sun safety tips for outdoor sporting from Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis.

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Snowboarders and Skiers Take Cover

Dec 15, 2011 No Comments

TRUE or FALSE – you’re more likely to sunburn in a snowy landscape than a grassy plain. Think about it. Ultraviolet rays from the sun reflect off of shiny surfaces such as sand, water and SNOW! When walking into any ski resort chalet you’ll notice bright red faces of snowboarders and skiers fresh off the hill. Now the only question is, are the rosy cheeks and nose from windburn or sunburn?

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2011 Coolibar Gift Guide for Life Outdoors

Nov 30, 2011 No Comments

Maybe not everyone on your list knows about sun protective clothing. Well, here’s your chance to show the one’s you love how smart and thoughtful you are. Sun protective clothing is not only easy, comfortable and a health conscious move, but there are a range of styles and features so fashionistas and fitness enthusiasts alike can take on the outdoors in their own style.

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Doctor Prescribed Outdoor Activity for Kids

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

Worried your kids aren’t getting enough fresh air and exercise? You’re not alone. Inactivity in children is an issue many parents and health care providers are concerned with. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the U.S, approximately 17 percent of all kids (ages 2-19) are obese. Environmental factors are mostly to blame, such as poor eating habits and a lack of physical activity. Luckily, the National Environmental Education Foundation is taking action and encouraging pediatricians to prescribe a healthy dose of outdoor activity.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Support Melanoma Prevention

Sep 20, 2011 1 Comment

October 9, 2011 marks the first NFL game dedicated to Melanoma Prevention. The Jacksonville Jaguars have teamed up with the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to spread the word on skin cancer prevention and detection.

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Share Your SunAWARE Side to Win!

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

Post a picture of your sun-safe 4th of July weekend on the Coolibar Facebook page (www.facebook.com/coolibar) for a chance to win a free swim shirt of your choice!

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3D dri SUNTECT – Coolibar’s “Coolest” New Fabric

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

3D dri SUNTECT®, one of Coolibar’s latest innovative fabrics, does more than offer UPF 50+ sun protection. It’s a performance fabric that uses tiny grid patterns to prevent this lightweight polyester fabric from sticking to the skin, enhancing breathability and moisture-wicking effectiveness. Read boating enthusiast Scott’s testimonial.

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What is Your Coolibar Beach Style?

Jun 03, 2011 No Comments

Summer is officially here, and as the days grow hotter and sunnier, you’ll need a beach ready ensemble that matches your unique tastes in fashion. Take our Beach Style quiz to determine just the right look to fit your sun-safe lifestyle.

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The Villages Leathernecks Dragon Boat Team

Feb 01, 2011 5 Comments

The Leathernecks Dragon Boat Team is comprised of former and retired U.S. Marines, whose average age is 66. The slang term “Leatherneck” is used to describe United States Marine Corps members and originated from the leather collar formerly part of the uniform, worn for protection of the neck during sword combat. Many of the team’s members are battling skin cancer in one form or another and spend countless hours training and racing in the sun.

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