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SOLBARI Winner of 2016 Healthy Skin Award

Solbari winner of 2016 Healthy Skin Award

We are delighted to announce that SOLBARI won last night a Healthy Skin Award presented by The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

We thank The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. for their ongoing support of SOLBARI and Ego Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring the Award. 

The Healthy Skin Awards are presented by The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. to individuals and organisations "who strive for excellence through the effective provision of skin health services and the promotion of skin health."

Johanna & Gareth Young Healthy Skin Awards 2016

"Solbari Sun Protection, established by Johanna Young, is an Australian sun protective social enterprise. Solbari produce high quality, stylish sun protective clothing, swimwear and hats, and is on a mission to prevent skin cancer, melanoma, skin damage and premature skin ageing caused by the sun. Johanna regularly supports the Foundation's events, which include the Melanoma March Melbourne and Open Day at Government House, with a percentage of profits raised going towards research at the Foundation." (Image Gareth & Johanna Young Co-Founders of SOLBARI).

Johanna Young Skin Cancer Foundation Inc. Award

In her acceptance speech, Johanna highlighted how thrilled she is to "receive this Award and how great SOLBARI's journey has been in helping individuals enjoy the outdoors safely in the sun with an ongoing mission to help prevent skin cancer and melanoma." 

Victorian dermatologists and prominent medical practitioners, business and community leaders, patients and supporters of the Foundation turned out in force to celebrate this great event.

Federal Assistant Minister for Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, emphasised the crucial role of educating the community and fighting skin cancer and melanoma.

President of the Foundation, Dr. Michael Rich, said "The Healthy Skin Awards have become a key plank in our public education efforts to raise awareness of the importance of skin health across Australia."

Johanna and Gareth also wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the other four 2016 Healthy Skin Awardees:

  • Community Chef - winner of the Healthy Skin Award, sponsored by Novartis
  • Melbourne United - winner of the Healthy Skin Award, sponsored by Eli Lilly
  • King & Wood Mallesons - winner of the Healthy Skin Award, sponsored by Galderma
  • Macquarie Life - winner of the Healthy Skin Award, sponsored by Melbourne Skin Pathology

  • Solbari Healthy Skin Awards, presented by the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

    If you would like to learn more about SOLBARI's UPF50+ sun protective products, please contact Johanna directly by email  johanna@solbari.com or call her on 0406 341 212.

    The SOLBARI Team



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