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Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know About This Deadly Cancer (Plus an Exclusive Offer!)

Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know About This Deadly Cancer (Plus an Exclusive Offer!)

For those of you who may not be aware, The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has designated the first Monday of May as Melanoma Monday, a day dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, as well as a day to encourage early detection through self-exams. Along with the AAD, UV Skinz wants to increase awareness regarding the importance of sun safety and teach people everywhere what the signs and symptoms …

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed (non-skin) cancer among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are: About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive …

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Ice Sculptures For Skin Cancer Awareness

Ice Sculptures For Skin Cancer Awareness

In Madrid, Spain an estimated 700 lives a year are lost to Melanoma. When detected early Melanoma can be cured, but many people still don’t have the proper knowledge or take the proper precautions to protect their skin from deadly UV damage. Early detection, prevention and the overall cure of the disease can only be achieved through education. It seems that most people respond better to shock-factor. That’s why this campaign created by Think Different. …

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Joe Fornear’s Melanoma Story

Joe Fornear’s Melanoma Story

Over the past month I’ve spoken with and learned more about Joe Fornear; a former pastor, founder of My Stronghold Ministry and Stage 4 Melanoma survivor.  His story of perseverance, faith and human struggle is outlined in his book titled My Stronghold. You can also enter to win Joe’s book by entering the giveaway! So, I wanted to end the week with a personal expression from Joe about his struggle and survival of Melanoma. I asked him some …

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What Drives Us?

2010 has been a growing year for UV Skinz. With each step we take, we are getting closer to achieving our mission to “get kids covered” and raise awareness about Melanoma prevention. Under the About Us tab on the main UV Skinz website there are a list of quotes. The title is, What Drives Us? Each quote speaks true to who UV Skinz is. UV Skinz is not just a company, but a personal legacy that must be carried …

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Awareness for the youngesters…

“The Cancer Crusaders Organization is pleased to announce the forthcoming debut of Skin Sense. Written by our friend Lori Glickman a licensed clinical social worker and mother of three young daughters, Skin Sense is the first children’s book (illustrated by a Glickman’s 10-year-old daughter) that discusses the importance of lifelong sun safety and includes fun, interactive tips for year-round sun protection.” (read more…)

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What are UV Skinz?

What are UV Skinz?

UV Skinz sun protective swim shirts are stylish and carry a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks out over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays, protecting delicate skin from damaging sunburns. Sunscreen isn’t always enough, is often not used correctly and some folks have skin allergies or sensitivities to chemicals that sunscreens can contain. UV Skinz are sun shirts that are not made with any chemicals or lotions. The UV protection is in the tight …

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