The Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation

Like the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) which is fighting against Melanoma, we are on a mission to prevent skin cancer and even #ReduceSkinCancer rates. In honor of National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month éclipse is including Melanoma Research Foundation information with every order to spread the word about preventing melanoma; a deadly form of skin cancer.

The Melanoma Research Foundation is supporting research for effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, educating patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, and advocating for the melanoma community, raising awareness about melanoma.The MRF created the #GetNaked campaign encouraging everyone to #GetNaked once a year for a full body dermatologist exam and to conduct monthly self-checks by yourself or with a partner. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but when caught early survival rates can be over 90%.

They host Miles for Melanoma, Galas and offer information about CommUNITY Fundraising. In their "Mark the SPOT" initiative participating stylists keep an eye out for unusual spots on their client's scalp and skin during appointments! Their website alone is an incredible resource addressing what Melanoma is, helping those who are newly diagnosed, giving information about the different types of Melanoma, and treatment options. 

With éclipse sun protection clothing you get more than the equivalent of SPF30 protection. In fact, unlike sunscreen, éclipse's UPF50+ fabric blocks more than 98% of both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen's SPF measurement rates UVB ray protection, not UVA protection. UVA rays are implicit in skin damage. This includes skin cancer.

Each piece of éclipse clothing is designed to specifically cover often neglected areas. The tops of hands, neck and upper chest are often left uncovered, and therefore, vulnerable to UV damage. Many doctors wear éclipse clothing. Sunscreen simply isn't enough. éclipse provides all-day sun protection that is chemical-free as well as effective.  

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