232 articles Tag skin cancer

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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Implementing Sun Safety in Your Family | In Memory of Darren

Implementing Sun Safety in Your Family | In Memory of Darren

  Today is a solemn day for us in the UV Skinz office, as September 14th marks the anniversary of the passing of Darren Lee Farwell. Darren is the late husband to UV Skinz creator and CEO Rhonda Sparks, who 14 years ago unexpectedly passed away from melanoma {Read more about Rhonda and Darren’s story here}. Darren was an avid outdoors-man, who loved to surf and snowboard, and was a loving father to his three …

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Guest Blog Post – Fun in the Sun by the Numbers

Guest Blog Post – Fun in the Sun by the Numbers

  Fun in the sun is much more likely to happen if you and your family are properly protected from the sun’s harmful rays — and those rays can be sneakier than you think. Set the stage for proper sun protection by learning some important sun-related facts. 3 Million: Number of skin cancer cases that could be avoided every year One of the highest risk factors for sun cancer is exposure to both natural and …

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UV Skinz Set to Make a Splash at AAD’s 73rd Annual Meeting!

UV Skinz Set to Make a Splash at AAD’s 73rd Annual Meeting!

We are all prepped and ready for the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting in our beautiful back yard of San Francisco, California next week! This year marks our fifth appearance at the show, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Every year we learn so much, and look forward to talking with the doctors and staff about the importance of sun protection, and sharing ways in which we can improve our products …

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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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MY Story | Marisha Dotson

MY Story | Marisha Dotson

We often feature individuals who have been affected by melanoma in our MY Stories. This time around, we want to introduce you to an incredibly strong and inspiring individual, Marisha Dotson who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of squamous cell carcinoma. While squamous cell carcinoma is a non-melanoma skin cancer and is usually not life-threatening, aggressive forms of the cancer can grow quickly and cause disfigurement, and may spread to other parts of …

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Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Last week the public got a serious wake up call from the Surgeon General, who deemed skin cancer a “major pubic health concern that requires immediate action” in the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer issued Tuesday morning. While the release of the report was thrilling news for those of us in the melanoma community, it was also rather old news, as the report touched on nearly every aspect of skin cancer prevention and sun safety …

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