Bloxsun SG Operations, LLC, founded in 2011 announces its new partnership with Melanoma Research Foundation to assist in the research, advocacy and help in the fight against melanoma. A portion of all sales from Bloxsun will be donated annually.
Bloxsun SG Operations, LLC is a women’s sun protective clothing line founded by Inslee Copeland of Miami, Florida. Bloxsun provides women with elegant accessories all of which carry UPF 50+ sun protection. The Bloxsun Sun Scarf and the Bloxsun Sun Gloves both are made with a luxurious Brazilian fabric with a feel like none else. The scarves have become a popular accessory to stylish women everywhere seeking a sun protection alternative with an elegant flair.
Wanting to do more than simply turn a profit, Bloxsun founder Inslee Copeland says “The Melanoma Research Foundation has a strong foothold on the information highway in dealing with the what-now steps taken after diagnosis. We all hop on the internet to find answers to our medical questions and worries and when it comes to all things melanoma, MRF is a beacon of helpful information and resources. To me, that mattered the most.”
The Melanoma Research Foundation is considered to be one of the largest national organizations dedicated to melanoma . Their commitment towards the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and eventual cure of melanoma is renowned and recognized. The MRF continues to remain a key supporter of the melanoma medical research field and a has a large presence as an advocate in the melanoma community. The MRF website, located at www.melanoma.org
, is considered a premier source for melanoma information seekers.
“We know approximately 65% of melanomas are attributed to UV exposure from sunlight or artificial sources such as tanning beds,” said Timothy J. Turnham, executive director of the MRF. “The key to preventing a melanoma diagnosis is protecting your skin. The MRF established a partnership with Bloxsun, a company committed to providing clothing that maximizes UV protection, because of our shared priority in the prevention of skin damage and melanoma diagnoses.”
The statistics around melanoma make a Hollywood horror movie seem tame. The need for prevention and constant sun protection are urgent. The statistics around melanoma are astounding:
- One-in-50 Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma.
- In 2009 nearly 63,000 were diagnosed with melanoma in the United States, resulting in approximately 8,650 deaths.
- The projected numbers (according to the National Cancer Institute) for 2012 are even higher with 76,250 diagnosis and 9,180 deaths.
About the Melanoma Research Foundation
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. More information is available at www.melanoma.org