UV Skinz 7th Annual Save a Baby's Skin Campaign

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UV Skinz will give away thousands of free baby UV Protective Swim Shirts in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

With each donation we hope to continue raising awareness and encouraging families to instill good sun safety practices at a young age

UV Skinz, a Northern-California based company, will give away one “My First Skinz” baby UV protection sun shirt with every order placed throughout the month of May during their 7th Annual Save a Baby’s Skin Campaign. UV Skinz does this in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but also because they want to ensure that all babies are given proper protection against skin cancer. In addition to giving a shirt away with every order, UV Skinz will be donating these baby shirts to selected maternity wards and pediatricians’ offices across the United States.

“The intention is that customers will Pay It Forward,” says UV Skinz creator Rhonda Sparks. “We want each customer to donate the My First Skinz baby sun shirt they receive to a charitable cause of their choice. This can be to a women’s shelter, a neighbor in need, or even to a little loved one in their own life. We want to get as many babies covered as possible, and with each donation we hope to continue raising awareness and encouraging families to instill good sun safety practices at a young age.”

UV Skinz specializes in UPF 50+ certified sunwear that is chemical free, breathable and stylish for the entire family. The company began after Rhonda Sparks, the Founder and CEO, lost her 32-year-old husband to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. This devastating loss has since fueled Rhonda's passion to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of sun protection and the deadly effects of too much UV exposure.

Without exception, babies under six months of age should not be in the sun at any time, with most pediatricians recommending no direct sunlight for infants within the first few years. The reality is however, that most infants older than six months will likely spend some time outdoors, whether it be outside in a stroller or in mommy or daddy’s arms while traveling from Point A to Point B. Because of this, infants should be protected from the sun at all times when outdoors for any reason. The skin’s sun protection defenses are not fully developed in young infants and special care must be made to ensure babies’ delicate skin is safe from damaging UV rays.

For more information about UV Skinz, their story, or to shop their products, visit the website at http://www.uvskinz.com.

About UV Skinz
UV Skinz was established in 2006 by Rhonda Sparks, who lost her husband to melanoma. The company offers a complete line of infant, children, and adult sun-protective clothing, in a variety of fashionable styles. All of the UV Skinz clothing line products carry a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks over 98% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVA rays. Products can be ordered online at the website, http://www.uvskinz.com.

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