UV Skinz is always honored to support events that help to raise awareness about skin cancer and melanoma prevention. Recently, Rhonda made a generous donation of uv swim shirts and hats to a Relay for Life event to support the team of Angela Colba.
Angela Colba was diagnosed with melanoma three years ago. Angela says what is important about The Relay For Life is that it is an opportunity to pay respect to the challenges that people go through during their fight with cancer and honor to those that have passed.
You can hear more of her story and all about the Relay For Life on this podcast; Skin cancer survivor Angela Colba talked to WJBC’s R.C. McBride and Jim Fitzpatrick on Friday at Relay for Life.
Those uv umbrella hats were a hit! Thanks Angela (green shirt) and her friend Cara for modeling! Angela also gave these tips:
- Wear SPF 30 or higher
- Check yourself regularly
- See a dermatologist
What is the Relay For Life? (Source: America Cancer Society)
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives.