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Help us raise awareness about sun protection and skin conditions by sharing your story

Help us raise awareness about sun protection and skin conditions by sharing your story

Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing more stories from our Solbari Community with a mission to help raise awareness about skin cancer, melanoma, sun protection and skin conditions.

If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer the following questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.

We will be running 2 questionnaires.

Questionnaire 1:
For individuals who have been diagnosed with skin cancer, melanoma or askin condition

  1. What is your name?
  2. Describe yourself in 3 to 5 words.
  3. How did you discover your skin cancer/melanoma/skin condition and how long ago?
  4. What is your attitude towards sun protection today?
  5. What would you tell your 16 year old self about sun protection?
  6. Please send your answers to info@solbari.com along with a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors. The total word count should be between 300 and 700 words.
  7. Please submit your answers and picture before Thursday 28th March 2019 and we will send you a Solbari voucher valued at AUD$100 to say thank you.
  8. We will send your voucher on Saturday 30th March 2019.


      Questionnaire 2:
      For individuals who have not been diagnosed with 
      skin cancer, melanoma or a skin condition

      1. What is your name?
      2. Describe yourself in 3 to 5 words.
      3. What is your attitude towards sun protection today?
      4. What would you tell your 16 year old self about sun protection?
      5. Please send your answers toinfo@solbari.com along with a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors. The total word count should be between 300 and 700 words.
      6. Please submit your answers and picture before Thursday 28th March 2019 and we will send you a Solbari voucher valued at AUD$100 to say thank you.
      7. We will send your voucher on Saturday 30th March 2019.

      You can see other customer stories from our "Your Stories Series" by clicking here.

      Why we are raising awareness:

      Skin cancer is often labelled as Australia's national cancer but it is also described as the most preventable. 

      Many don't realise that not all fabrics protect the same from the sun. Did you know that a regular white cotton t-shirt may have the equivalent protection of wearing SPF5 sunscreen? All Solbari products have the highest sun protective rating available in the world for fabrics and are tested in Australia with a UPF50+ certification, which is the equivalent to wearing SPF50+ sunscreen all day long. 

      According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing, sun hats, UPF50+ accessories, sunglassesand sunscreen are the best ways to help prevent skin cancer. 

      • 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. The risk is higher in men (2 in 3) than in women (3 in 5)
      • Over 400,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer each year - over 1,000 people each day
      • Research shows that sun exposure has been identified as the cause of 95% to 99% of skin cancers in Australia
      • Over 1800 Australians die from skin cancer each year (latest available figures from 2009: melanoma and non-melanoma)
      • Notwithstanding the human suffering, the financial cost of treating skin cancer and melanoma is also high
      • Each year, more people die from skin cancer than from road accidents in Australia
      • Each year, Australians are four times more likely to develop a common skin cancer than any other form of cancer
      • 67% of Australians who die from skin cancer are men
      • Sun damage is cumulative and it is never too late to become sun smart

      A reminder of the 5 sun protective measures to keep you safe in the sun: 

      * By sending your story and picture to Solbari, you give Solbari consent to publish your story, full name and picture to Solbari's website and Solbari's Facebook page.

      ** Terms and conditions apply. Submit your story by Thursday 28th March 2019 at 11.59pm. Entrants will be notified and sent their AUD$100 voucher on Saturday 30th March 2019. Vouchers valued at AUD$100 each. Cannot be exchanged for cash. Not valid in conjunction with other promotions or offers. Voucher needs to be redeemed in 1 transaction before 27.04.2019.

      The SOLBARI Team
      This blog post is for information purpose only.



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