10 articles Tag AIM at Melanoma

MY Story: Charlie Guild

MY Story: Charlie Guild

You may recall a few months back, we featured an incredible “MY Story” on Jim Schlipmann as told by his wife, Jean Schlipmann. The devastating loss of Jim to melanoma inspired Jean to create the James A. Schlipmann Melanoma Cancer Foundation to keep his memory alive, and also to provide hope and assistance to individuals and their families affected by this horrible form of cancer. Similarly, Charlie Guild was an amazing individual who was loved by …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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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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2013 Tanning Bed Legislation

Indoor tanning and its contribution to skin cancer and melanoma has been a hot topic of discussion for a few years now. With over 30 million people in the US who tan indoors annually, the subject affects us more than we think. 2.3 million indoor tanners are 18-years-old and younger. There is a growing presence of indoor tanning beds in salons, spas, gyms and even apartment complexes. In these non-traditional places people searching for an …

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MY Story; For Jillian

MY Story; For Jillian

I had the honor of speaking with a very passionate melanoma awareness advocate, Susan Hayes. She is a Mother raising awareness for her daughter, Jillian. Jillian was 19-years-old when an irritating mole became more and more bothersome. It began to bleed and so Jillian saw a Dermatologist to have it removed. The biopsy of the mole came back as Stage 2 Melanoma, but showed no evidence that it had spread. Jillian frequented her surgeon for check-ups every …

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AIM Awards $90K Check To Benefit The Fight Against Melanoma

AIM Awards $90K Check To Benefit The Fight Against Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, outreach and prevention of Melanoma, has awarded a $90,000 research grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). “West University resident Judy Sager, AIM Houston Chapter President, and Jean Schlipmann, AIM CoFounder, presented Dr. Patrick Hwu and the Melanoma Department at MDACC a check for $90,000 to support melanoma research.” This is very exciting news for AIM and the MDACC! AIM and the MD Anderson Cancer …

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Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Minors In California Now Banned From Tanning Salons

Thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and melanoma awareness advocates such as AIM at Melanoma, the California legislation that would ban minors 18 and under from using tanning beds has been signed into law!  The law, SB 746, will take effect January 1, 2012. Currently, California allows minors who are 15-17 years old to use tanning beds with written permission from their parents. California is the first in the nation to set a higher age limit …

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Ban The Tan Highlights!

Ban The Tan Highlights!

In case you missed the most awesome Twitter Party to date, Ban The Tan! I’ve compiled some highlights, facts, quotes and the myths that we discussed during the party. I was pleased that Donna Helm Regen was my guest host. She has a great passion for raising awareness about this preventable disease since she lost her daughter to Melanoma. The UV Skinz team also joined in on the fun!  It was also so great to have …

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AIM at Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma

As many of you who follow UV Skinz and our story know, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. For the fourth year we ran our annual Save a Baby’s Skin Campaign, unleashing our super cute My First Skinz on you, and had a blast doing it. In addition to our own awareness campaigns last month marked the second year that we had donated to AIM at Melanoma. They are a hard working group that sponsors …

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