Always Remembered: Darren Lee Farwell

Always Remembered: Darren Lee Farwell

Darren Lee Farwell  June 25, 1969 — September 14, 2001 Always Remembered   Thirteen years ago, UV Skinz creator and CEO Rhonda Sparks, lost her husband Darren Lee Farwell, to melanoma. Darren was an avid outdoors-man, who loved to surf and snowboard, and was a loving father to his three young sons, Ethan, Seth, and Caleb. He was taken by the melanoma beast after a difficult 5 year battle with the cancer, at the too-young …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Why Sun Protection is Important Year-Round

Why Sun Protection is Important Year-Round

With only weeks left of summer, and fall quickly approaching, many of you may be thinking it’s time to stow away your sun protective clothing and stash your sunscreen in a dusty corner of your bathroom closet…don’t you do it! Sun protection is crucial year-round, NOT just during the summer months. Let me tell you why. Unless you reside in one of the polar circles, the sun is above you 365 days a year.  UV …

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MY Story: Million 4 Melanoma

MY Story: Million 4 Melanoma

The other day while checking in with the melanoma community on our UV Skinz Facebook feed, in between uplifting quotes and links to sun safety tips and skin cancer awareness articles, I came across a share from a well known melanoma advocate. This share consisted of a Facebook Page titled “Million 4 Melanoma.” The advocate sharing the page stated the humble mission of Million 4 Melanoma, and I had to know more. Upon reading the …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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UV Skinz Style: Channel Your Inner Kate Moss with this Celeb-Inspired Look

UV Skinz Style: Channel Your Inner Kate Moss with this Celeb-Inspired Look

**UV Skinz is currently offering 15% off ALL hats, including the one featured in this post, at www.uvskinz.com with coupon code HATS15** If you keep up with fashion trends, then you already know that those fabulous, wide-brimmed floppy hats are IN, and we couldn’t be happier about it! As awareness grows for skin cancer and UV damage, people are making better choices to actively protect their skin (kudos to all the sun-smart folks out there!) …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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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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MY Story: Jean and Jim Schlipmann

MY Story: Jean and Jim Schlipmann

Those of us who are active in the melanoma community are very familiar with the organization, AIM at Melanoma. AIM is the largest international melanoma foundation focused on research, education, legislation, and awareness, not to mention the organization hosts dozens of Melanoma Walks and free skin cancer screenings annually (we have been blessed enough to be able to support a ton of these events!). AIM at Melanoma is doing GREAT things in the melanoma community, …

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