Sun Protection for Sure When Walking for the Cure October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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More than 90% of skin cancers are the result of excessive sun exposure making skin cancer the number one type of cancer for both men and women.

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Each year nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with this dreaded disease and more than 40,000 will die. Breast cancer is not selective in whom it strikes. Women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are affected; even men.

This October many people will show their support for a cure by participating in Breast Cancer Walks. For those participants, it is important to remember to protect skin from damaging UV (ultraviolet) sun rays. More than 90% of skin cancers are the result of excessive sun exposure making skin cancer the number one type of cancer for both men and women.

Sun protection should be a daily regimen, so remember these tips before heading outside:

  •     Protect your head, ears and necks by wearing a wide brim hat of at least three inches.
  •     Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that will protect against both types of ultraviolet rays. Remember to apply twenty minutes before going outside and to reapply every few hours. This is especially important because of perspiration.
  •     Cover up by wearing clothes that have been rated sun protective (UPF) or have a tight weave. A simple test is to hold an item up to the light. If the light comes through, then so will UV rays.
  •     Sun umbrellas will provide portable shade. It will protect rain or shine., a leading online retailer of sun protection products is pleased to offers sun protective items for people who want to protect their skin from the dangers of UV sun rays. Visit to find gloves, sleeves, face shields, hats and clothing that have been specifically designed to protect skin from damaging UV rays. The site also has a Pretty in Pink section of fashionable sun protection products as well as UV tips and facts for safety under the sun.

Since the founding of the company in 1997, the mission of has been to provide attractive and comfortable sun protective clothing and accessories of the highest quality and reliability at affordable prices. Many of their products have been approved and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation and the Melanoma International Foundation. Every product has been laboratory tested for their sun protective ability and every purchase is 100% guaranteed.

Check out for more information about their sun protective products. They can be reached toll free at (888) 970-1600 and they can be found on Facebook. To join the affiliate program, go to The Hat Shop is located in San Diego and is open by appointment.

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