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 the day. It is true that just one childhood sunburn can more than double your chances of developing skin cancer in adulthood. More than 73% of skin cancer deaths are from Melanoma and more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed on over 2 million people each year.

Despite all of the facts, warnings and statistics–we want to give you more. We want to give you a way to help teach and give the gift of sun protection to the ones who matter the most, children. UV Skinz is proud to provide worry-free alternatives for sun protection. This month our gift to every one who places an order during the month of May is a “What’s a Sunburn” My First Skinz Baby UV protective swim shirt.  Rhonda Sparks, Founder of UV Skinz, truly believes that healthy sun protection habits should begin early and be taught daily. When Rhonda lost her husband to melanoma in 2001, leaving her with three small boys, it was their future health and happiness that led Rhonda to found UV Skinz. Ever since, UV Skinz has never lost sight of the goal to get kids covered. Teaching our children good sun-safety habits is important so that they continue these practices into adulthood. UV Skinz makes it easy with comfortable, high-quality, and stylish swim shirts.

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 “The free baby swim shirt giveaway gets families in the early habit of making sure their children have adequate sun protection – not just through sunscreen, which can be irritating to skin – but through our UV swim shirts and UPF 50+ clothing,” says company founder, Rhonda Sparks.

Remember for every order placed during May you will find our special edition “What’s A Sunburn” Baby Skinz inside your package! Please pay-it-forward by donating this shirt to a child so they will never know what a sunburn is. There will be a flyer within each order asking for you to pass along the Baby Skinz to a needy organization; your local women’s shelter, red cross, maternity ward, mommies group, a friend or family member. The possibilities are endless!  We would love to hear where the Baby Skinz end up!

If you would like to know more about the campaign feel free to email info@uvskinz.com, call 1-877-887-5468.

 

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Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly.

Facts:

  • Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
  • One in five Americans will contract skin cancer during their lives.
  • While many common cancer rates are falling, the melanoma rate continues to grow at a rate faster than that of any of the seven most common cancers. Between 1992 and 2004, melanoma incidence increased 45%.
  • One bad sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of melanoma later in life.
  • Those who use tanning beds a handful of times per year in their youth risk up to a 75% higher likelihood of developing melanoma in their lifetimes.

No tan is worth your life!

What can you do today?

  1. Find a free skin cancer screening in your area!
  2. Learn and practice healthy sun-protection habits–everyday! A few easy ones to remember are; seek shade during 10am-4pm when the sun is at its highest point, wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, gear-up with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and uv-protective clothing.
  3. Conduct your own regular Skin Cancer Self-Exam:

Use this chart below to use while you do your regular inspection to detect changes in its appearance. Look over your entire body, including your back, your scalp, the soles of your feet,  between your toes and the palms of your hands. See a dermatologist immediately if you notice anything suspicious.

 You can also join us through out the whole month May in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month as we take on a challenge to gift 7,500 baby UV Skinz swim shirts. Our 5th annual “Save A Baby’s Skin” campaign donates a special edition 12/24mo Baby Skinz “What’s A Sunburn” swim shirt with every order purchased! It is our hope that no child should ever know what a sunburn is or what one feels like. Protecting our children from becoming the one in five Americans who will be diagnosed with skin cancer within their lifetimes starts from day one! 

“Like” us on Facebook to learn more about the campaign, access special coupons, and WIN some UV Skinz gear!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of a month filled with free skin cancer screenings, fundraising events and melanoma warriors all fighting for the same cause–to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer and how to prevent it. This month is also a very exciting one for UV Skinz because in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month we will be gifting, for the fifth year in a row, a free baby swim shirt for every order purchased during the month of May for our “I Saved A Baby’s Skin With UV Skinz” campaign!

We are also proud to announce the continuation of our “My First Skinz” program by donating the baby sun protection clothing to selected maternity wards and pediatricians’

UV Skinz will be including a free special edition 12/24m Baby Skinz with every order placed during the month of May.

offices. The baby UV swim shirts will be donated  to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in California, Peace Health Southwest Medical Center in Washington, Enloe Children’s Health Center in California, and  Sonora Regional Medical Center, in Sonora, California, where UV Skinz is headquartered. It’s important to us that babies benefiting from this program along with their parents will be able to say, “What’s a Sunburn?”  Just one childhood sunburn can more than double your chances of developing skin cancer in adulthood. Also, between 1980-2004 the annual incidence of melanoma among young people, especially women, has increased by 50%. It is very crucial that good healthy sun protection habits are started at an early age!  When Rhonda lost her husband to melanoma in 2001, leaving her with three small boys, it was their future health and happiness that led Rhonda to found UV Skinz. Ever since, UV Skinz has never lost sight of the goal to get kids covered. Teaching our children good sun-safety habits is important so that they continue these practices into adulthood. UV Skinz makes it easy with comfortable, high-quality, and stylish swim shirts.

“We’re excited to once again be featuring our ‘My First Skinz’ program, which has had great success in
previous years on educating families about the harmful effects of sun exposure in infants. The free baby
swim shirt giveaway gets families in the early habit of making sure their children have adequate sun
protection – not just through sunscreen, which can be irritating to skin – but through our UV swim shirts
and UPF 50+ clothing,” says company founder, Rhonda Sparks. “We’ve built a full community on our
website to educate people about the damaging effects of the sun. Our informative Baby Sun Protection
webpage describes how parents can protect their children’s fragile skin.”

Remember for every order placed during May you will find our special edition “What’s A Sunburn” Baby Skinz inside your package! Please pay-it-forward by donating this shirt to a child so they will never know what a sunburn is. There will be a flyer within each order asking for you to pass along the Baby Skinz to a needy organization; your local women’s shelter, red cross, maternity ward, mommies group, a friend or family member. The possibilities are endless!  We would love to hear where the Baby Skinz end up. Feel free to leave a comment on our Facebook Page. 

We hope that through everyone’s efforts we can reach our goal of giving away 7,500 swim shirts for babies this May!

If you would like to know more about the campaign feel free to email info@uvskinz.com, call 1-877-887-5468 or read the official press release here.

Join our Facebook community and follow UV Skinz on Twitter!

Grab the “I Saved a Baby’s Skinz” Button!

We are excited to say that our May “I Saved A Baby’s Skin” Campaign is in full swing! Here is your chance to pay-it-forward…if you are a blogger we would love to cross-promote with you. Just send interested inquiries to kalisha@uvskinz.com. (There will be a special something in it for you too!)

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One Month ’till “I Saved A Baby’s Skin Today” May Campaign

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It’s April! Not only does it mean that summer days are drawing near, but that also means there is only 1 month until the launch of our May “I Saved A Baby’s Skin Today” Campaign. Where for an entire month,  for every UV Skinz swim shirt that is ordered you will receive a Baby UV Skinz swim shirt to donate to a child close to your heart. All of this is in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month!!

Mark your calendars! There will be more information coming…to stay up to date on all UV Skinz  happenings join our Facebook Page!!