MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARNESS MONTH –
So thought I’d better get this out before the last day. Anyway, the title is what it is to get folks to click on it. What does Andy have to do with this. Well, we all know we want to ski like Andy. But being like him is pretty darn good as well. Not only is he a top athlete but also a nice guy. That nice part can’t be emphasized enough. He is also very sun conscientious these days and takes every precaution.
I skied with him a month ago and noticed 3 things right away. He wears a long sleeve SPF hoodie. He put the bimini on the boat while we were there (he had the hoodie on before that), and he wears a hat. So I complemented him on his sun protection prowess. I asked if he sees a dermatologist. His single word answer, “regularly”.
But what struck me the most was his admitting he wished he knew more/done more about sun protection in his earlier years. A sentiment I share having gone though surgeries and chemo for malignant melanoma (9 yrs cancer free).
So, the point of this thread is simple. Awareness. And the free flow of ideas, techniques and products you may have used to better protect yourself, family and friends from over exposure to the sun. Hopefully we get more ideas and products posted along with any good web deals like we see with general ski equipment.
I’ve compiled some info/links and categorized product links (some I use). http://www.skincancer.org/news/announcements/skin-cancer-awareness-month-2012
Three sunscreens were given the Consumer Reports "Best Buy" rating:
• Up & Up Sport SPF 30
• No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45
• Equate Baby SPF 50 (Wal-Mart brand)
Six others were recommended:
• Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30
• Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30
• CVS Fast Cover Sport SPF 30
• Walgreens Sport SPF 50
• Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50
• Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 100
SPF clothing…( http://www.sunprotection.net/sunprotectionclothing.html
) shirts hats pants swimwearhttp://www.tactics.com/oneill/24-7-tech-zip-hoodie-rash-guard-closeout/smoke-white-graphitehttp://www.isnorkel.com/product/3037/O-Neill-men-s-24-7-long-sleeve-hoody?CAWELAID=1896322171&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CIbnr9Dzr7YCFQmFnQodA3gA7ghttp://www.reefgear.com/oneill-24-7-hoodie-rashguard?___store=default&gclid=CM_U17b0r7YCFQ8GnQod1xIAqwhttp://www.coolibar.com/home.jsp?s_kwcid=adwordskt&gclid=CObVh7nC87UCFQSnnQodOC8AkAhttp://www.sunprecautions.com/shop/unisex_mens/shirtshttp://www.solartex.com/servlet/-strse-Adults--dsh--Sun-Protection/Categorieshttp://www.columbia.com/Omni-Shade/Technology_Omni-Shade,default,pg.htmlhttp://www.sungrubbies.com/product_index_html/Sun-protective-clothing-Men1.htm
Great prices at below site.http://www.spfstore.com/Men-s-SPF-Clothing-Hats-and-Swimwear-s/34.htm
SPF SHADE CLOTH, colors, concepts in designhttp://www.gemplers.com/shade-clothhttp://www.greenhousemegastore.com/category/shade-cloth
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR IDEAS, PRODUCTS????
footnote: he did give me permission to use his name and story. Again what a nice guy!!!! Thank you Andy.
>>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<