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My Story | Jenny & Leah with Skin Cancer Stinks!

My Story | Jenny & Leah with Skin Cancer Stinks!

One reason I appreciate social media is it allows us the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and organizations that we can connect and share stories with. I came across Skin Cancer Stinks (@SkinCancerStnks) while checking in with the melanoma community on Twitter, and was immediately intrigued! After checking out the organization’s website, www.skincancerstinks.org, I quickly discovered that the faces behind “Skin Cancer Stinks” awareness efforts, were that of a sweet, young melanoma warrior named Leah and …

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My Story {Re-Share} | Donna Piunt

My Story {Re-Share} | Donna Piunt

In support of our friend Donna’s continuous efforts to raise awareness (her Hand The Hoodie Campaign featuring our UV Skinz Pullover Hoodie is still going strong!) we want to re-share her story with you all as a reminder of the importance of sun protection and the seriousness of melanoma and skin cancer. …When I went to my family doctor and had the mole shaved the physician assistant stated that she didn’t like the black spot she …

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My Story: Susan Hayes

My Story: Susan Hayes

Part of my job since joining the UV Skinz team, has been to connect with influential advocates in the melanoma community. After some research, Susan Hayes popped up as a top blogger on melanoma advocacy, a direct result following the diagnosis of her daughter, Jillian, with stage IV Melanoma.  Susan created the blog, Jillian’s Journey with Melanoma, shortly after Jillian’s diagnosis in September 2010, and has been sharing her family’s heartbreaking journey ever since. Almost …

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My Story | Jan

My Story | Jan

Meet Jan. She is a UV Skinz customer, skin cancer awareness supporter, and melanoma warrior. This month marks her second anniversary of diagnosis, and it has been a long haul of twists and turns the past few years. But she is fighting the beast, and most importantly, living each day to the fullest. Here is Jan’s Story. How did you discover you had Melanoma? What type or stage did/do you have? I’d had a “thing” …

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My Story | Donna Moncivaiz

My Story | Donna Moncivaiz

Working for UV Skinz, I often come across inspiring and honest men and women who are living with melanoma. I discovered Donna and her blog, “Your Tan May be KILLING You” while doing some research within the melanoma community, and I immediately had to reach out to her and inquire if she’d like to be featured in one of our My Stories. As you can imagine, her blog writings focus on her journey  with melanoma, …

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My Story | Rhonda & Darren

My Story | Rhonda & Darren

In our most intimate ‘My Story’ to date, UV Skinz founder, Rhonda Sparks, talks frankly about the pain and fear she experienced during her husband, Darren Lee Farwell’s nearly five year battle with melanoma, the agonizing treatments he had to endure, the unimaginable decision he made to end those treatments, and where life has taken her family now. Here is Darren Lee Farwell’s story. How did Darren discover he had Melanoma? What type or stage did he …

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My Story | Julie Frampton

My Story | Julie Frampton

It will be 3 years next month since Julie Frampton began her journey with melanoma. Since then, Julie has created a community Facebook page, collaborated with a parasol company in New York for a year long awareness campaign, distributed sunscreen samples to over 350 kids in her local school districts, and collaboratively raised $10,000 during her first event with her AIM at Melanoma team. When Julie reached out to us requesting to share her story, …

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