Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Banz and the Melanoma International Foundation

Curious as to what that pretty green logo on all of our packaging is about? Take a look at this press release from January 2009 to learn how it all started!

Baby Banz, Inc. Receives Coveted Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval

Knob Noster, MO, January 2009– Baby Banz, Inc is the first children’s sunwear company to receive the Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval for its line of 100% UV Protection Baby Banz Sunglasses and UPF 50+ swimwear. As part of their mission to prevent melanoma, MIF has developed a Seal of Approval Program for products that promote sun safe behaviors, demonstrate quality and are in accordance with their sun safety advocacy mission. The alliance of these organizations serves to further increase public awareness of the importance in preventing blindness and melanoma in young children through education about the need for daily sun protection.

“We are excited to be recognized by the MIF for our UV Protection Collection and to work with them to further our mission to educate children and parents around the world about sun protection. MIF’s support of Baby Banz underscores the quality and necessity of our head-to-toe protection line for ages 0 to 10," states Shari Murphy, North American Operations Manager for Baby Banz, Inc. The Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) works to alleviate the burden and bring hope to the journey of melanoma patient support, early detection education and advocacy. MIF provides hope and guidance to melanoma patients and their families by empowering them with correct up-to-date information. MIF is at the forefront for creating and supporting the most effective melanoma programs for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma.

This will increase awareness for parents around the world to look at UV protection for children’s eyes much more seriously than before. Parents have heard so much about the need to protect children’s skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun but not as much about the need to protect their eyes. MIF’s seal of approval will put this need in perspective for millions of parents around the world who try to protect their children and have no idea how important it is to protect our eyes as well. Baby Banz sun protection products, including sunglasses and UV swimwear are distributed in over 35 countries around the world. MIF partners with a select number of products that fit their criteria of demonstrating quality in accordance with their mission of promoting sun safe behaviors. Baby Banz, Inc has been a pioneer in children’s 100% UV protective sunglasses and UV clothing for over 10 years, just as MIF has been pioneering research and outreach on sun safety for years.