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Nonprofit Organization Partners with Leading Sun Protective Clothing Company to Offer Sun Safety Education Programs for Children

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Child Health News J E 4
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The Enright Melanoma Foundation (Summit, NJ) announces a new partnership with UV Skinz (Sonora, CA), a leading provider in UV protective clothing and accessories. UV Skinz will be the exclusive clothing sponsor for the heralded Enright Sun Safety Certification Programs™. This partnership reinforces the need for accessible and compelling online education programs for children to learn about the dangers of sun exposure and how best to "Apply Cover Enjoy" for optimal sun protection.

SUMMIT, N.J., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Just in time for May, which is Melanoma Awareness month, the Enright Melanoma Foundation has announced that UV Skinz will be the exclusive clothing sponsor for the Enright Sun Safety Certification Programs™, which was designed by skin cancer professionals to provide education in a fun, informative manner. These free, interactive online courses make it appealing to youth, and those who influence youth. The programs use the Enright Sun Safety ACE™ (Apply Cover Enjoy) to teach ages 5-8, 9-12 and 13+ about the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the types of skin cancers it can cause, the importance of protecting oneself from too much UV exposure, and how to educate others about early detection and prevention of melanoma.

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Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people.  Current estimates state that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The Enright Melanoma Foundation and UV Skinz hope to change these statistics, as nearly 90% of these cancers are preventable. "By partnering with the Enright Melanoma Foundation on their Sun Safety Certification Program™, we leverage a very effective education platform to help us spread the word about sun safety and the need for effective sun protection," explains UV Skinz' Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Rhonda Sparks.

"The Enright Melanoma Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with UV Skinz on this project.", says Janet Horowitz, Executive Director of the Enright Melanoma Foundation. "They have a stellar reputation in the UV-protective clothing industry for quality products, and a demonstrated commitment to community outreach and education about skin cancer and preventive measures. UV Skinz is the perfect clothing partner for the 'Cover' component of our 'Apply Cover Enjoy' message."

Children, parents, educators and the general public can view the courses, which are available free online at www.ApplyCoverEnjoy.org.  Companies interested in partnering to promote sun safety education, should contact the Enright Melanoma Foundation.

About the Enright Melanoma Foundation:

The Enright Melanoma Foundation is a doctor-led, prevention focused, non-profit organization whose mission is to raise sun safety awareness and to help prevent melanoma through education and early detection. The organization, founded in 1999, is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Joseph Enright, a Summit Medical Group internist, who lost his battle with malignant melanoma at the early age of 37. To learn more about this organization, please visit www.enrightmelanomafoundation.org.

About UV Skinz

UV Skinz was created after founder and CEO, Rhonda Sparks, lost her 32 year old husband, Darren, to melanoma. The devastating loss of Darren, as well as being left to raise their three young boys on her own, gave Rhonda the drive to create a sun protective product line (sizes 3mo – 4XL) for the entire family that would protect men, women, and children from harmful UV radiation while they enjoy time spent outdoors. By providing the highest quality and fashionable designs at competitive prices, UV Skinz aims to make sun protection easy and effortless for everyone, and ultimately hopes to get children and families covered worldwide. For more information about sun protection and UV Skinz products, please visit www.uvskinz.com.

Media Contact: Janet Horowitz, Enright Melanoma Foundation, 908-464-0277, janet@enrightmelanomafoundation.org

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SOURCE The Enright Melanoma Foundation

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