12 articles Tag Rhonda Sparks

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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Letter To Darren

Letter To Darren

Written By: Rhonda Sparks June 25th, 2014   Today marks the time in my year where I do a lot of reflection as today is Darren’s birthday. He would be 45 years old this year. Sometimes my reflections take me back to the days when we were in our twenties, when we ventured into the pleasant abyss of starting our new family and having our three little boys: Ethan, Seth and Caleb. What great memories …

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UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

  UV Skinz Team members put the finishing touches on our booth (#215) this past Friday in preparation for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. The conference is being held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from October 26 – 28, 2013. Annually, AAP member and non-member physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and allied health members come together for practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research and …

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Letter of Thanks From a Grateful UV Skinz Customer

Letter of Thanks From a Grateful UV Skinz Customer

We are so inspired by the passion that Founder of UV Skinz , Rhonda Sparks, has to raise awareness about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Rhonda’s main mission is to not only bring the highest quality UV protection to people all over the world, but to educate people that sun protection should begin at birth. Her leadership and example has guided our UV Skinz Team to become the best at always putting the customer …

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UV Skinz 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in Honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

UV Skinz 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in Honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the start of our 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in honor of  National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. You will probably hear a lot about how to protect yourself from this treatable disease. You will see a lot of pictures and diagrams about the statistics of skin cancer and the signs to look for. You will most likely be told to cover-up, wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun at certain times of …

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5 Days for Darren Facebook Giveaways

To understand the foundation of UV Skinz, you must understand the legacy from which UV Skinz was born. You must understand Darren’s story. Darren Lee Farwell was an avid outdoors-man, Husband and Father when he was diagnosed with Melanoma in 1996. Born on June 25, 1969 he succumbed to skin cancer at the age of 32. UV Skinz was born from Darren’s legacy. Rhonda wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the outdoors safely and …

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UV Skinz Office Shenanigans!

UV Skinz Office Shenanigans!

Things got a little crazy yesterday at the UV Skinz office in Sonora, CA! That’s Rhonda, UV Skinz President, under all that foliage. What could have possible led up to the moment this photo was taken? Have any thoughts?! Then hurry quick to our Facebook Page to add your own funny, witty, silly caption to the photo!  You never know…there might be a FREEBIE given to the fan with the best caption.

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5,000 Facebook Fans by 2012!

5,000 Facebook Fans by 2012!

Over the past six years we have had the honor to touch so many lives and help people enjoy the sun worry-free with our uv-protective swim shirts. We are definitely more than just a swim shirt–UV Skinz is family, love and perseverance even in times of great difficulty. The journey from tragedy to advocacy for melanoma awareness has been unbelievable!  If tragedy hadn’t touched Rhonda’s life there wouldn’t have been the opportunity to educate or help people …

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One Thousand and One Fans!

One Thousand and One Fans!

UV Skinz would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! 2010 was an awesome year for us; Costco added us to their shelves, we established our Facebook Fan page,  attended some cool Trade Shows, and continued to share our mission everyday. So far in the New Year we have reached our goal of 1,000 Facebook Fans. If this isn’t a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is! With your support and loyalty we …

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All You Magazine December 2010

All You Magazine December 2010

I have exciting news! You can read all about Rhonda Sparks, the Founder of UV Skinz, in the December issue of All You Magazine. She is featured in a full-page article sharing her life before UV Skinz and how she turned a tragedy into an inspiration. The admiration that I have for Rhonda is huge. No matter what, I have noticed how she always puts her family first! Her kind heart, courage, and entrepreneurial spirit makes …

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