21 articles Tag My Story

My Story | Jan

My Story | Jan

Meet Jan. She is a UV Skinz customer, skin cancer awareness supporter, and melanoma warrior. This month marks her second anniversary of diagnosis, and it has been a long haul of twists and turns the past few years. But she is fighting the beast, and most importantly, living each day to the fullest. Here is Jan’s Story. How did you discover you had Melanoma? What type or stage did/do you have? I’d had a “thing” …

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My Story | Donna Moncivaiz

My Story | Donna Moncivaiz

Working for UV Skinz, I often come across inspiring and honest men and women who are living with melanoma. I discovered Donna and her blog, “Your Tan May be KILLING You” while doing some research within the melanoma community, and I immediately had to reach out to her and inquire if she’d like to be featured in one of our My Stories. As you can imagine, her blog writings focus on her journey  with melanoma, …

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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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My Story | Julie Frampton

My Story | Julie Frampton

It will be 3 years next month since Julie Frampton began her journey with melanoma. Since then, Julie has created a community Facebook page, collaborated with a parasol company in New York for a year long awareness campaign, distributed sunscreen samples to over 350 kids in her local school districts, and collaboratively raised $10,000 during her first event with her AIM at Melanoma team. When Julie reached out to us requesting to share her story, …

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My Story | Rachel Cruz

My Story | Rachel Cruz

Being a sun protective clothing company that is continuously looking for ways to raise skin cancer awareness, we donate often to skin cancer awareness causes and events. As many of our readers know, the desire to raise awareness and promote sun safety is rooted deep within our company’s history, as UV Skinz began after founder and CEO Rhonda Sparks lost her husband to melanoma at the age of 32. When Rachel reached out to us …

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My Story | April Salinas

My Story | April Salinas

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures for 2015, an estimated 73,870 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the US, with 9,940 men and women dying from the cancer this year. For April Salinas, her world was turned upside down after a biopsy of a spot on her scalp came back as Stage 3 Melanoma. Despite the harrowing diagnosis, April has chosen a life of health and positivity, promoting sun safety and skin …

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