At the Claire Marie Foundation, we take prevention of melanoma very seriously.  After all, melanoma is one of the easiest cancers to prevent and detect early.  And although we are serious in our belief that #skincare is #selfcare – that doesn’t’ mean it can’t be fun!

That’s why we are SO excited to partner with SPOTMYUV,  the world’s first clinically proven UV Detection Sticker that gives you a clear view of your sun protection!  As you run, swim, sweat and play, SPOTMYUV’s patented Dermatrue®skinmimicking technology interacts with sunscreen giving you a personalized reminder of when it is time to reapply!  How cool is that?

It’s as easy as this – after you shower in the morning, pop on the purple SPOTMYUV sticker first thing!  Pick a spot on your skin where the SPOT is sure to soak up the sun along with you!  Next, slather on the sunscreen, making sure to  cover the purple spot.  Now, here’s the cool part – watch the purple disappear!  Voila!  When the SPOT is clear – you are good to go.  When it turns purple; time to reapply more sunscreen.   One SPOT will last a full day with repeated sunscreen application.  Then go have a blast!  Swim, play, sweat!  Let your focus be on the day, not your sunscreen.

SPOTMYUV works with your favorite sunscreen and with all skin tones.  It’s latex free and hypoallergenic, perfect for the whole family!  Want to SPOT up?  Order today via this link and use our promo code CMSPOT20.  That will give you 20% off as a friend of Claire Marie! 

Here’s to a great #sunsafe summer! #livelifelikeclaire

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Here’s Your Summer Mantra: Sun Care Is Self Care

As we shake off the remnants of the Covid Pandemic, we’re ready to get back to normal – whatever “normal” may be. It’s time to dive into the good stuff! Finally! Make up for lost time! Hang with friends!  Have some fun! Getting a skin screening may not be on the top of that to-do-list. But stay with me for just a minute and I’m going to tell you why it should be; why giving up 10 minutes on a sunny Saturday can make all the difference in your happy, healthy future. It’s all about self care. Because sun care IS self care. 

A new study just released found globally, melanoma diagnosis is expected to surge by 50% in the next 18 years – with a 68% increase in deaths.  Patients who have cancer treatment delayed by even one month can have a six to 13 percent higher risk of dying. 

Since melanoma in adolescents and young adults is especially aggressive, that means early detection through screening is more important than ever. It is essential. Remove the mole – remove the risk of melanoma. The key is melanoma prevention; and it’s as easy as three basic steps:

  • Wear sunscreen SPF30
  • Wear UPF 50 clothing
  • Get an annual Skin Screening with a Dermatologist.

Can’t get into a dermatologist? We’ve got you! At Claire Marie Foundation we are passionate about your skin and thrilled to bring you another day of Free Skin Screenings on May 7th for anyone 13-29 years old! 

Think it none of this applies to you? Ask the young people who were screened at our April 2nd CMF Free Skin Screenings. Nearly 15% were found to need biopsy for suspicion of melanoma. At one location alone, that number surged to 33%.   By taking time to find atypical moles early, they removed the risk of melanoma and can look forward to a healthy safe summer!

There are still plenty of appointments available at our CMF Screening Events May 7th at Johns Hopkins Dermatology at Greenspring Station, Mercy Medical Center Baltimore and SCSPhysicians in Lutherville.  Just pick a location, call and set up the appointment! It’s that easy! Free to anyone 13-29 years old!  All the info is right here:  May 2022 SCREENING DAY

Still need a little nudge? Okay, look at it this way; consider it beach prep! Remember – #awarenesssaveslives We look forward to seeing you there!


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