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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you to all who participate in this worthwhile cause. Just remember to be sun protected and be pretty in pink.

This October millions of people around the country will walk in breast cancer walks in support of victims and to raise money for research. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,, an online retailer of sun protection products is pleased to offer sun protective products in the color pink.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. But while walking, participants will expose themselves to the number one kind of cancer for both men and women: skin cancer.

Limiting sun exposure is important in preventing skin cancer but that is impossible to do during a breast cancer walk. Participants are exposed to prolonged UV radiation because they walk thirteen to twenty-six miles per day, two to three days in a row. Walking begins early and can last until dusk. Protection from UV radiation is a must.

Sun damage occurs over a long period of time, sometimes up to forty years and many people are just beginning to see the effects of time spent outside without adequate protection. UVB rays target the top layer of the skin and cause sunburn. UVB radiation will lessen during the fall and winter months, but they will still cause sun damage. UVA rays penetrate the skin the deepest and their intensity is constant throughout the day and all year long. Damage from UVA rays is done without the benefit of the warning signs of sunburn. UVA rays are the main cause of premature aging. Excessive exposure accelerates premature aging and the damage to the skin is reflected by the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Both types of UV rays cause cancer.

Here are some of “pretty in pink” items:

  • Face Shield. It can be described as a “sunglass mask”. The solar face shield is very popular is Asia and has recently made it here to the United States. It provides full face protection from ninety-nine percent of UV rays. It is adjustable and has a lined sweatband. Couple it with sunscreen and double protection is achieved.
  • Sun Hat. A lightweight packable hat and comes with a sturdy five inch brim that will shade the face, ears and neck.
  • Sun Visor. Visors with wide brims will shade the face and neck. The Zip Off Crown visor has a removable crown that protects the top of the head. It can be a hat or a visor.
  •     Sun Protective Clothing. Rated using the UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) system, UPF clothing have built-in sun protection. Thirty to fifty is considered excellent and fifty plus is considered to be the ultimate in protection. has products that have been approved and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Melanoma International Foundation and the Skin and Cancer Federation of Australia. Every product has been laboratory tested for their sun protective ability and every purchase is one hundred percent guaranteed for satisfaction.

For more information about and their sun protective products, check out their website at They can be reached at their toll free phone number (888) 970-1600. To join the affiliate program, go to Be sure and visit their boutique showroom and hat shop if you live in the San Diego area or are planning a visit.


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