San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 -- Not only does the magical month of May give us abundant daylight it celebrates Mother’s Day and Skin Cancer Awareness, too. To enlighten the public how dire it is to prevent and detect skin cancer, Anne E. Appleby, a melanoma survivor, has aligned her starship brand YogaForce LLC with the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative to raise awareness.
To support Skin Care Awareness Month, Appleby, an official SPOTlighter for AAD, will donate and auction off on eBay, one of her patented ergonomic YogaForce A-Line mats signed by glowing new mom, Jessica Biel, along with a valuable gift basket worth over five hundred dollars of Dr. Murad’s Environmental Shield skin care products, a signed copy of his new bestselling book, Conquering Cultural Stress, and a Murad Inclusive Health® Spa Gift Card -- the perfect Mother’s Day gift. To bid on the eBay auction go directly to http://www.yogaforce.com and locate the link to the auction on the Home Page.
"For me, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet, and staying away from alcohol are musts," says Biel about her workout. "Yoga is a constant for me because it keeps my muscles long and flexible."
In honor of Mother's Day if a person enters the code "Closer10" http://www.yogaforce.com/shop/89/, he/she will receive a ten percent discount on their purchase. Appleby’s patented YogaForce A-Line mat features a vertical center line down the middle and three horizontal stripes to help users orient and align their bodies. It has an ergonomic shape to better fit a crowded room and carry-straps sewn in for convenience.
“The shape matches your body,” says Appleby about her yoga mat. “It’s wider at the shoulders and smaller at the feet. It cheats the real estate in the class so you have much more room without appearing to be a hog!”
“The one thing I absolutely favor with Appleby’s yoga mat is how durable the quality is for the weight of the mat. I like to practice outdoors and this mat is effective, convenient, and light” says Courtney Parnell, a yoga instructor in Austin, TX, and Ambassador for YogaForce.
Also supporting Skin Cancer Awareness Month is famous dermatologist and founder of Murad, Inc. and the Inclusive Health movement, Dr. Howard Murad. Dr. Murad, a board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist, and Associate Clinical Professor Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, believes that, “preventing skin cancer is not just about the products we put on our skin, it’s also about what we eat, and how we manage our stress. I always tell people, and this is especially important for Mom’s, that you are the most important person in your life. If you take care of yourself, you’ll be much better at taking care of those around you.”
“I’m a skin cancer survivor and almost died from a freckle. That experience reinforced for me how important it is to look out for each other and to raise awareness,” Appleby says about the time a dermatologist running alongside her at the beach pointed out she should see a doctor about a mole on her back.
Appleby discovered the SPOT Skin Cancer campaign, when she learned of its valuable outreach projects. In 2013, the AAD launched SPOT Skin Cancer™, a large-scale campaign on a mission to catapult public awareness, education, with free skin cancer screenings, access to shade structures, and other prevention tips, to an even wider audience.
A beautiful basket by Dr. Murad, along with Appleby’s hands free yoga mat, makes a lovely, thoughtful gift on Mother’s Day and supports Skin Cancer Awareness Month at the same time.
Auction ends on May 8th and is live now.
Hilary Iker, YogaForce, http://www.yogaforce.com, +1 (323) 309-8808, [email protected]