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Give the Gift of Melanoma Awareness

Give the Gift of Melanoma Awareness

Sometimes during the cold winter months of gift giving we let sun protection and melanoma awareness slip our minds. It’s during these non-summer months that we should think of it most and prepare for the sunny days ahead. It is only by advocating and showing support for melanoma research that we can ever imagine a world without melanoma. If you are having trouble buying a meaningful gift for someone who has been touched by melanoma …

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MY Story; Melissa from Melanoma Sucks!

MY Story; Melissa from Melanoma Sucks!

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Melissa from the blog Melanoma Sucks! and it was a pleasure. From the  moment we started speaking on the phone it seemed like our conversation could go on forever–she is a special melanoma warrior. We spoke about her childhood and growing up in an environment that didn’t accept “paleness”. With this scewed self-image she continued to practice un-safe habits by “laying out” and eventually (in an attempt …

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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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Free Skin Cancer Screenings

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2011) – In the Sunshine State this year, more than 5,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed, and an estimated 8,790 people nationwide will die of melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s in addition to about 3 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell cancers) that will occur in the United States this year. Don’t be just another statistic. Have you had an …

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Melanoma Monday

May is Skin Cancer Awareness and Detection Month and every first Monday of the month  is officially Melanoma Monday. Today is the day; “National Skin Self-Examination Day!” Rhonda Sparks, Founder of UV Skinz, lost her husband to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,  in 2001. He was an avid surfer and loved the outdoors, but during his childhood he didn’t realize the damage that the sun could do years later. A blistering sun burn …

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

UV SKINZ TO GIVE AWAY 3000 SWIMSHIRTS THE MONTH OF MAY SAN FRANCISCO (April 1, 2008) – UV Skinz, the popular and stylish UV swim shirts company announces its May Skin Cancer Awareness Month “FREE SWIM SHIRT” campaign. UV Skinz swim shirts are chemical free and with one application offer all day sun protection as they carry a UPF rating of 50+ which blocks out over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. Shoppers can log …

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