Coolibar Founders Recognized for Raising Awareness of Sun Safety

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Mary and John Barrow to receive an American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award.

The American Academy of Dermatology recently announced the recipients of the 2006 Gold Triangle Awards. Mary and John Barrow, the founders of sun protective clothing company, Coolibar, will receive an award for authoring the book "Sun Protection for Life: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy & Beautiful Skin."

The prestigious Gold Triangle Awards recognize specific efforts by the media, industry, health community organizations, and public service, as well as individual efforts for excellence in promoting dermatologic awareness and encouraging healthy behavior in the care of skin, hair and nails. The 10th Annual Gold Triangle Awards will be held on Thursday, July 27 at the San Diego Marriott.

“We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of the community of friends, dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and Coolibar employees that provided advice, encouragement and information along the way,” said John Barrow.

"Sun Protection for Life" (New Harbinger Publications, May 2005) offers no nonsense information about sun safety, skin cancer prevention and anti-aging skin care. John, a native of Australia, and Mary, who lived there for a decade, are the parents of three children. After living in a country with the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, the Barrows are keenly aware of the destructive effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. They have been deeply touched by friends who have suffered melanoma and share a firm belief that an immediate and constant education campaign is needed to slow the U.S. crisis.

The Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the prevention and detection of skin cancer, has also recognized the Barrows as experts in the field of sun safety. Since moving to America, John and Mary have founded Coolibar, (, the only sun protective clothing brand recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

About Coolibar

Coolibar was founded in 2001 to bring Australia’s world-leading approaches in sun protection to the American market. The company has extensively redesigned Australian sun protective clothing styles to meet the tastes and needs of fashion- and health-conscious Americans. For information about Coolibar, go to or call 1-800-926-6509.

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