Community Corner | AIM at Melanoma

Community Corner | AIM at Melanoma

  There are numerous non-profit organizations committed to raising skin cancer awareness and encouraging sun safety practices among the public, one of our favorites being fellow advocates and friends, AIM at Melanoma. AIM is currently the largest international melanoma advocacy organization in the world, and continues to provide researchers with cutting-edge tools and resources needed to make life-changing discoveries and advancements in melanoma. We have been blessed to partner with this organization and support their …

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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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Implementing Sun Safety in Your Family | In Memory of Darren

Implementing Sun Safety in Your Family | In Memory of Darren

  Today is a solemn day for us in the UV Skinz office, as September 14th marks the anniversary of the passing of Darren Lee Farwell. Darren is the late husband to UV Skinz creator and CEO Rhonda Sparks, who 14 years ago unexpectedly passed away from melanoma {Read more about Rhonda and Darren’s story here}. Darren was an avid outdoors-man, who loved to surf and snowboard, and was a loving father to his three …

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Guest Blog Post – Fun in the Sun by the Numbers

Guest Blog Post – Fun in the Sun by the Numbers

  Fun in the sun is much more likely to happen if you and your family are properly protected from the sun’s harmful rays — and those rays can be sneakier than you think. Set the stage for proper sun protection by learning some important sun-related facts. 3 Million: Number of skin cancer cases that could be avoided every year One of the highest risk factors for sun cancer is exposure to both natural and …

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Hand the Hoodie | Raising Pediatric Melanoma Awareness

Hand the Hoodie | Raising Pediatric Melanoma Awareness

Recently a passionate melanoma awareness advocate by the name of Donna Piunt (read her My Story feature here) reached out to us for help on an awareness campaign she wanted to launch entitled “Hand the Hoodie.” Donna is passionate about raising awareness of pediatric melanoma, an epidemic whose rate has been increasing, and has chosen to do this by having the hand prints of pediatric melanoma warriors across the Nation placed on our UV Skinz Pullover …

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UV Skinz Style | Boys Panel Shirt

UV Skinz Style | Boys Panel Shirt

Everyone knows young boys can be difficult to hold still when applying sun protection. They tend to bolt the second you step out the door, and the last thing they want to do two hours into playtime is STOP what they’re doing to reapply messy sunscreen. Intro here: UV Skinz Boys Panel Shirt. This long sleeve UV protective Sun and Swim Shirt is the perfect match for your boy who isn’t a fan of sunscreen …

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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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