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UV Skinz Wants to Get Kids COVERED!

UV Skinz Wants to Get Kids COVERED!

It’s almost that time of year again, where a few UV Skinz team members get to take a trip to the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition which will take place in Washington D.C. this year (we leave in two days!! :-)) Each year  we enjoy discussing plans pediatricians have for keeping their patients sun-safe and educated, and this year we plan to encourage these doctors to have a solid sun protection strategy …

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Be Sun-Safe & Wear Pink this October

Be Sun-Safe & Wear Pink this October

Preventing skin cancer and melanoma is our number one priority at UV Skinz, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care about overall health, or feel compassion for those afflicted with other cancers: we absolutely DO. October is breast cancer awareness month, and we want to encourage our friends (YOU) to practice sun safety while supporting those around you who have been touched by breast cancer in some way or another. This can be done by attending …

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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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