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AIM at Melanoma Walk

AIM at Melanoma is an organization that we have partnered with on many occasions to help further their mission of increasing “support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.” Through fundraising, 5k run/walks and other educational events AIM at Melanoma reaches thousands of people across the U.S and many more world wide. In …

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New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Bloomberg is on a crusade against tanning salons. His goal is to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from over exposure to UV radiation. Ultra-violet radiation is a know human carcinogen and just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent. Bloomberg is nearing the end of is 12 tenure and has always been an aggressive enforcer of public health. — Require …

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed (non-skin) cancer among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are: About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive …

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Richard David Kann Foundation

Richard David Kann Foundation

We have had the privilege to donate our sun protection products to a few events hosted by The Richard David Kann Foundation. Their focus on the education of children about healthy sun habits is something we have in common. After speaking with the Executive Director, Lisa Richman, it is easy to feel the immense passion she has for advocating for melanoma awareness and education. The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation was started in 1995 after …

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October Skin Cancer Self-Check

The American Academy of Dermatology wants everyone, no matter of  your age or race, to make it a habit of giving yourself yearly self-examinations to safe-guard yourself against skin cancer. Melanoma makes up only 3% of all skin cancers, but is the deadliest. It’s only by early detection and  practicing safe sun protection habits that you can protect yourself and family! Remember!: The sun’s ultraviolet rays are strongest during the midday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.); …

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Facekini Trend in China Provides Unusual Sun Protection

Facekini Trend in China Provides Unusual Sun Protection

On the beaches of Northeast China some beach goers go to extreme efforts to avoid tanning and keep their porcelain skin in tact.  So to keep their skin as light as possible some women wear more than a hat and sunglasses.  This year old beach wear trend that protects the face and neck from sunburn is called a Facekini.  It’s made of nylon fabric with holes cut out for the eyes and mouth, comes in …

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Back-To-School Sun Protection

Back-To-School Sun Protection

The kids are heading back-to-school and you’ve loaded up on all of the classroom essentials, but remember to keep sun protection in mind when you are back-to-school shopping. It’s important for children to develop year-round sun protection habits to lower their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Just one blistering sunburn as a child can double a person’s chance of developing skin cancer as an adult. Once school begins help your child apply sunscreen before …

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UV Skinz Style; Sun Protective Golf Gear

UV Skinz Style; Sun Protective Golf Gear

Did you know the majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50? That means that these men had an increased rate of sun damage during their younger years. Many sports and outdoor activities require long days in the sun which over time can become deadly if caution isn’t taken. Protecting our skin doesn’t have to be hard. Sun protection can be as easy as putting a shirt on. Our Men’s Long …

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Sun and Summer Skin

Sun and Summer Skin

We are in the dog days of summer–the time of year when we tend to show more of ourselves to the world. More time in the sun can me more exposure to harsh UV rays that can cause skin damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Some of us still believe that a healthy summer glow can only come from basking for hours in the sun or baking in a tanning bed. The …

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UV Skinz Style; Women’s Water Jacket

UV Skinz Style; Women’s Water Jacket

Sun damage can occur at all hours of the day, every day of the year. UV rays (UVA and UVB) are the culprits that cause premature aging, freckles, skin cancer and Melanoma. During the peak hours of the day (10 am- 4 pm) UV ray intensity is at its highest. It’s while we are going about our day-to-day activities (carpooling, grocery shopping, running errands, etc.) that we expose ourselves to these harmful UV rays. Our …

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