In FIVE days and counting UV Skinz will be ending our Spring 20% off ALL kids long-sleeved swim shirts to begin a bigger mission. May 1st marks the beginning of a month-long mission to raise awareness about skin cancer and prevention. It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month! May 1st will also be the first day you will be able to place an UV Skinz order and receive a complimentary baby skinz swim shirt to donate to a child of your choice, as apart of our May “I Saved a Baby’s Skin” campaign.

Babies under age six months should not be in the sun at all. Most pediatricians recommend no direct sunlight exposure for infants within the first few years. However, most infants older than six months regularly spend some time outdoors, even if just for walks in a stroller, and should be sun protected from head to toe. Protecting babies’ skin, regardless of the season, is essential to good skin health and safe sun exposure into adulthood.

The National Cancer Institute reports that many common cancer rates are falling, but melanoma rates within the U.S. continue to grow at an alarming rate. Rhonda Sparks implores parents to cover their children to prevent them from becoming the one in five Americans who will develop skin cancer. “I am doing all that I can to protect my children from suffering the same fatetheir Father suffered when we lost him to melanoma. I hope our Baby Skinz donation program will prevent more families from being impacted by this devastating disease.”

An important part of skin cancer prevention is creating awareness. Creating awareness is all about saving our children’s lives in the future. Over 90% of skin cancers are preventable with the righteducation and awareness.

Mark your calendars and JOIN us in spreading the word!

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