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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly. Facts: Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will …

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UV Skinz Spreading Sun Protection Awareness at the 70th Annual AAD Meeting

UV Skinz Spreading Sun Protection Awareness at the 70th Annual AAD Meeting

Over this past weekend the Founder of UV Skinz, Rhonda Sparks, and the UV Skinz team have been busy spreading the word about the importance of sun protection and skin cancer awareness for our children at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. This is the second year that UV Skinz has exhibited at the AAD Meeting.  “Dermatologists are on the front line of the fight against skin cancer and …

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Darker Skin Doesn’t Grant Immunity to Skin Cancer

Darker Skin Doesn’t Grant Immunity to Skin Cancer

With Black History Month coming to an end I can say that it has been a busy month! While children have been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr and equality, adults mostly still go about the month as usual–giving no second thought to the perceived importance of the month. The overall importance is awareness. Anyone disagree? It’s awareness of our history as Americans and for African-Americans, awareness about heritage and health. Awareness about the dangers of skin …

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School Receives Grant For Shade Canopy

School Receives Grant For Shade Canopy

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School students returned to school to discover a 12-by-12-foot blue canopy covering one of their play structures. With Palm Beach Gardens being on of the first schools in the district to develop a sun-safety policy as part of a partnerships with the Melanoma Foundation it took grants and fundraising to erect the canopy. They utilized the help of board member John P. Kinney, dermatologist, and help from the Richard David Kann …

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Back to School Sun Safety

Back to School Sun Safety

Summer is winding down and kids all over the country are gearing up to begin a new school year. Parents may be tempted to think that once summer vacation has ended, there isn’t as much of a need to worry about sun safety and using sun protection. However, just because summer is almost over, that doesn’t mean the sun is going on vacation! It is just as important to protect our kids from sun damage …

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What Are The Odds of Sunburning In Your Car?

What Are The Odds of Sunburning In Your Car?

One Saturday morning I planned to take my daughters on a hiking trip. Not a big one, but a nice leisurely adventure to Matthew Winters Park off the Morrison, CO exit. I slipped my girls into their UV Skinz, lathered on the sunscreen, packed a picnic and loaded them into the car. The day was turning out to be an awesome sun-shiny day! Once we hit the highway we could all feel the sun beating down on …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

“Melanoma Monday” is the first Monday in May and the start of many national and local free skin cancer screenings, events, walk/runs and activities geared toward skin cancer prevention and sun-safety. Follow this link to find a dermatologist near you! National Skin Cancer Awareness Month is about overall uv-protection. Take a look at some indoor tanning tips that were provided by the official Melanoma Monday website. Feel free to Facebook, Tweet, and share using email …

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