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Phoenix Hospital Raises Awareness About Addison’s Battle with Melanoma

Phoenix Hospital Raises Awareness About Addison’s Battle with Melanoma

This past May we donated “My First Skinz” Baby swim shirts to the Phoenix Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness month. The same hospital where one-year-old Addison Cox is being treated for Stage 4 Metastasized Malignant Melanoma.  Her mother Brianna Cox was also diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma and succumbed to the disease on February 12, 2012. Since her passing doctors, community and family have been trying to make sense of how …

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MY Story; Melissa from Melanoma Sucks!

MY Story; Melissa from Melanoma Sucks!

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Melissa from the blog Melanoma Sucks! and it was a pleasure. From the  moment we started speaking on the phone it seemed like our conversation could go on forever–she is a special melanoma warrior. We spoke about her childhood and growing up in an environment that didn’t accept “paleness”. With this scewed self-image she continued to practice un-safe habits by “laying out” and eventually (in an attempt …

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Truck Driver Shows Visual Proof of Sun Damage

Truck Driver Shows Visual Proof of Sun Damage

Recently, there was an article and photo released that showed visual proof that the sun makes you age prematurely. The case was discovered and studied by Jennifer R.S. Fordon and Joaquin C. Brieva, Dermatologists at Northwestern University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Below is an explanation of what they found and what could eventually happen to anyone from un-protected over-exposure to sunlight. A 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of …

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Owed To Cancer

Owed To Cancer

Owed to Cancer We dedicate this post as a tribute to National Cancer Survivors Day which is this Sunday, June 3rd. Thank you to all who have been touched by cancer and graced us with your thoughts and words of strength. And thank you to our past guest bloggers who have shared the same. The following is a compilation in your own words. Cancer has given me perspective and clarity and genuine compassion for life …

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Don’t Fry Day! May 25, 2012

Don’t Fry Day! May 25, 2012

The National Council Declares the Friday before Memorial Day, May 25, 2012 is “Don’t Fry Day” To Encourage Sun Safety Awareness. Take the pledge too!  Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like trips to the beach, the pool, long hikes, BBQ’s in the park or much-needed R&R! Outdoor activities are lots of fun, but sunburns are not.  The Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day” to remind all those that will be enjoying the sunshine …

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EWG Scores With The 2012 Sunscreen Ratings While FDA Fails Consumers

EWG Scores With The 2012 Sunscreen Ratings While FDA Fails Consumers

EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) 6th annual Sunscreen Guide rates 257 brands and more than 1,800 products for sun protection. Each year since the start the Environmental Working Group has taken the time to research and test sunscreens, lotions, SPF lip balms, make-up and moisturizer’s to report on the effectiveness and safety of each product. You might be surprised which products rate as hazardous on their scale. It’s easy to find your product–just enter the brand and type into the search section, …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly. Facts: Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will …

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MY Story: David & Chris Henry; A Mother and Son Melanoma Story

MY Story: David & Chris Henry; A Mother and Son Melanoma Story

UV Skinz would like to thank professional golfer, David Henry, and his mom, Chris Henry, for courageously sharing their stories with our UV Skinz family. Because of this family’s efforts, a portion of funds raised through the 2012 Greater Cedar Rapids Open annual golf tournament will be donated to The University of Iowa Foundation to benefit melanoma research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year the Greater Cedar Rapids Open joins fight against melanoma! You …

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of a month filled with free skin cancer screenings, fundraising events and melanoma warriors all fighting for the same cause–to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer and how to prevent it. This month is also a very exciting one for UV Skinz because in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month we will be gifting, for the fifth year in a row, a free baby swim shirt for every order …

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Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk at Universal Studios

STYLE NETWORK JOINS UNIVERSAL PICTURES, PALE GIRL SPEAKS AND THE MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION IN SPONSORING MILES FOR MELANOMA RUN/WALK AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, California, April 19, 2012 – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and Pale Girl SPEAKS today announced that NBCUniversal owned Style Network, the fastest growing women’s network in the U.S., will sponsor the Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk on the Universal Studios backlot on May 6th. Style Network joins …

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