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UVSkinz SunBlock Swimwear

For my family summer means swimming, amusement parks, beaches, lakes, boating, picnics and bbqs. This means lots of time spent outdoors so I’m very diligent about suncare especially since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

UV Skinz provides high-quality, fun sun protection clothing for the entire family. With selections including shirts, hats and bottoms, you can outfit everyone with UPF 50+ swimwear to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. Owner Rhonda Sparks tragically lost her husband Darren to skin cancer at the age of 32. From that point on she made it her mission to GET KIDS COVERED!

Darren Lee Farwell was always up for an outdoor adventure. An avid surfer and snowboarder, Darren couldn’t begin to count the number of serious sunburns he had suffered as a kid. He was not aware that just one severe sunburn during a child’s first fifteen years could double the chance of developing skin cancer as an adult. Darren was young and full of life and never thought about skin cancer or how deadly it could be.

The reality of skin cancer touched Darren in 1996 when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Darren stayed positive and lively for his three young boys, Ethan, Seth and Caleb and never gave up hope during his long five-year battle with the disease.

On September 14th 2001, at the far-too-young age of 32, Darren succumbed to skin cancer. The legacy that Darren wanted to leave was to encourage people to “stay healthy” and to “take responsibility of their bodies.” Darren’s wife, Rhonda Sparks, her family and the couple’s friends founded the Darren Lee Farwell Foundation on December 1st, 2001 to help fulfill Darren’s legacy.

The foundation enabled Rhonda to educate people about the dangers of the sun and develop the UVSkinz line of sun-protection swimwear. Skin cancer is 100% preventable especially when you start prevention early. The first 18 years of life is the most crucial in prevention, one bad burn as a child doubles your chances for skin cancer as an adult. Take care of your children today, cover them up using UVSkinz swimwear for a UPF protection of 50+.

For the month of June, save 15% off EVERYTHING in the UVSkinz Store using coupon code 09SUMMER15

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