247 articles Tag melanoma

My Story | Kristi

My Story | Kristi

In case you don’t already know her, I’d like to introduce you all to an incredibly sweet and passionate melanoma survivor, Kristi Fry. Kristi reached out to our CEO, Rhonda Sparks, a while back to talk about their shared passion of melanoma awareness advocacy, and boy did she make an impression! Rhonda then reached out to me to make sure we got Kristi some educational (and fun!) goodies to share with her friends and customers. …

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Donna Moncivaiz | Time is Precious

Donna  Moncivaiz | Time is Precious

Several months ago, I connected with an inspiring woman fighting melanoma named Donna Moncivaiz for a ‘My Story‘ feature on our blog. We recently learned that Donna passed away after a long 4 year battle with the cancer, and our hearts couldn’t feel heavier. Donna was brave, honest, and sincere, and wanted to make a difference by educating others about the seriousness of melanoma and the importance of wearing sun protection…and she did just that. …

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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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My Story | Rhonda & Darren

My Story | Rhonda & Darren

In our most intimate ‘My Story’ to date, UV Skinz founder, Rhonda Sparks, talks frankly about the pain and fear she experienced during her husband, Darren Lee Farwell’s nearly five year battle with melanoma, the agonizing treatments he had to endure, the unimaginable decision he made to end those treatments, and where life has taken her family now. Here is Darren Lee Farwell’s story. How did Darren discover he had Melanoma? What type or stage did he …

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My Story | Donna Piunt

My Story | Donna Piunt

Donna Piunt is a melanoma warrior, survivor, and awareness advocate. She has dedicated her life to encouraging and educating others about the importance of sun safety, and the seriousness of skin cancer and melanoma. She has participated in (and created her own!) advocacy and awareness campaigns to benefit others, and we have been blessed to support her efforts and are so honored to share her story! Here is Donna’s Story. How did you discover you had …

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Melanoma Monday: Prevention is KEY

Melanoma Monday: Prevention is KEY

Today is Melanoma Monday: a day dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, as well as a day to educate others about the importance of proper sun protection and early detection through skin checks. While we are a company committed to raising skin cancer awareness year-round, we are grateful for this additional exposure and the opportunity to do our part to help raise awareness!  In honor of this important day, …

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