July is UV Safety Month!

Jul 08, 2014 No Comments by

It seems there is a month for everything, but this one comes directly from the US Department of Health and Human Services: it’s UV Safety Month! This makes sense. July is one of the hottest months in the US, and it’s also right in the middle of prime vacation time.

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Help Arrives as the Fair-Skinned Brace for Spring

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments by

So you have fair skin. You may have skin that we sometimes refer to as “porcelain” or “alabaster.” You might be borderline flammable. You might even be Irish. And the spring sun is coming fast, in its ultraviolet glory. What can you do?

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Keeping My Family Sun Safe

Feb 06, 2014 4 Comments by

We’ve been hit with brutal snowstorms this winter where I live in the Northeastern U.S., and while we tend to bundle up to protect ourselves from the elements an important area is often forgotten in the winter, especially by African-Americans: the skin.

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Three More States Ban Tanning Beds for Minors

Jan 08, 2014 2 Comments by

Because skin cancer rates continue to rise among young adults – a group previously unlikely to be diagnosed – states are acting on convincing evidence that indoor tanning is a significant factor. In 2013, following a number of other states, Illinois, Nevada, and Texas enacted legislation to block access to indoor tanning for minors. This is a trend we hope will eventually be rolled out across all states.

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Skin Cancer Rates Rise in US Hispanic Demographic

Jan 08, 2014 No Comments by

It’s still a common misconception that darker skin tones are not at risk for skin cancer. The Hispanic population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the US. Unfortunately, along with this increase is an increase in the rate of skin cancer among its members.

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Promote Skin Cancer Prevention with SPOT

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments by

If you want to steer idle holiday chitchat towards something more meaningful, a UPF 50+ SPOT Skin Cancer™ T-shirt could be just the thing you’re looking for.

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Hugh Jackman Brings Attention to Skin Cancer

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments by

Actor Hugh Jackaman posted a photo on Instagram announcing his skin cancer diagnosis following treatment. He warns “… don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!” A good reminder for all of us to be SunAWARE.

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Meet Coolibar Customer: Carol

Oct 31, 2013 1 Comment by

Last summer we invited customers to share a photo of themselves and tell us why they would make a great Coolibar model. You voted (lots of you, thanks!) and our creative team chose the winner. Meet Carol, perhaps our most passionate customer, who submitted not one, but five pictures. It was easy says Carol, because she lives in her Coolibar. Even at the office–paired with a set of fresh water pearls.

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SavageMan Competitors Brave the Ultimate Triathlon Course for Melanoma Awareness

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments by

The 7th annual “Win-The-Fight” SavageMan Triathlon Festival at the Deep Creek Lake State Park in western Maryland attracted 1100 elite athletes from 30 states and several countries including Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand on September 14, 2013. Athletes competed for more than a medal as the event raised vital funds for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, a voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure.

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Not Pasty

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments by

Pasty. With one word, an instant emotional connection occurs. A word some degrade themselves with when spring comes and their skin is pale. According to Jen Adkins, mother and founder of Not Pasty, we’re not pasty. We’re simply the color of our skin. No more, no less. After a life-altering experience, Jen is now working to change people’s perceptions of what it means to be pasty.

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