Discipline, Dedication…and Sun Protection

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments by

Sun protection is extremely important to me as a football coach to stay safe in the sun. We are outside conditioning all summer long in the Louisiana sun. It can be brutal. It is very humid in the south and sweat easily washes off the typical sunscreen. Wearing protective clothing provides the additional protection I need to feel comfortable in the sun without the worry of skin cancer.

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Coolibar Goes to Camp

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments by

One sunny morning last week, Coolibar employees got up early, grabbed their gear and made the three-hour journey from Minneapolis to Crosslake, Minnesota to attend Camp Discovery. This one-week summer camp for kids with chronic skin conditions is operated by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and encompasses five such summer camps across the country.

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The Eyes Have It: Exposure to UV Rays a Silent Threat to Vision

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments by

By Millicent Knight, OD: Are we taking the proper precautions to protect our eyes? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Eyes may be windows to the soul, but they are also windows for harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause silent, long-term damage on our vision that may occur decades later.

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Learning to Win: Coolibar Athlete Does It Her Way

Jun 24, 2014 No Comments by

By Valerie Stewart: Snowboarding is the sport that makes me feel truly alive. I’m fully present when flying down a mountain on a race course, or carving powder in the trees. My thoughts are not cluttered or stuck in past or future; I am completely in the moment. For me, snowboarding creates an ideal state of mind.

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A Scene from the Mountain

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments by

Long range shooting champion Jim Webster checks in from Beacon, New York; “The 2014 competitive rifle season is just starting for me, but my training regimen, both strength and cardio, is year round.”

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A Rower’s Day in SoCal

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments by

All month, Coolibar will be introducing our 2014 Sponsored Athletes – or better, letting them introduce themselves. We’ll follow these people throughout the year as they continue pursuing extraordinary, sun safe activities outdoors.

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Staying Positive, Staying Aggressive

May 29, 2014 No Comments by

Tim Fater says that from the start he had decided to be aggressive in treating melanoma; at such a young age, he was determined to navigate what is always a significant disturbance in one’s life and live as close to normal as possible. “This might be the most frustrating part of the whole experience – the fact that skin cancer is, for the most part, very preventable.”

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Beyond Scared: A Spirited Mom Fights Back

May 22, 2014 No Comments by

Georgina Kerstin first felt the itch on her right calf in late spring, 2006. The source was a mole just below the knee. At the time, she was a busy mother of two – maybe a little too busy, a “doer” mom with a lively spark that made her ambitions slightly bigger than her calendar. She did not get to the doctor for a biopsy until July.

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Help Us Tell Hugh Jackman About Sun Protective Clothing!

May 14, 2014 No Comments by

We think Mr. Jackman would look pretty good in a Coolibar sun hat, not to mention an entire wardrobe of Coolibar UPF 50+ clothing. Do you think so, too? Tell him about sun protective clothing on Instagram and Twitter!

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It’s Melanoma Monday. How Much Do You Know?

May 02, 2014 No Comments by

As it does each year, the American Academy of Dermatology has designated the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®. This chance to promote melanoma awareness and prevention is important to us at Coolibar, because we meet people who live with their melanoma diagnoses every day – and because we meet people who are not familiar with melanoma at all. Knowing about melanoma can save your life – and sharing what you know can save others! Here is a short list of what we’d like people to understand about melanoma.

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