Solartex Sun Gear Announces Partnerships with NADNP & Melanoma Research Foundation

Released on: May 03, 2012, 4:55 pm
Industry: Retail, Healthcare, Apparel & Fashion

Solartex Sun Gear named by the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners as its official sun protective clothing store; Solartex joins forces with Melanoma Research Foundation and Pale Girl Speaks for Miles for Melanoma Run/Walk on May 6th.

RICHMOND, VA, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Solartex Sun Gear, Inc., has been endorsed by the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NADNP) as its official sun protective clothing company. Solartex carries Stingray products which have the endorsement of the Skin & Cancer Foundation of Australia and their Sunbusters products have the endorsement of the Skin Cancer Foundation.

The NADNP is dedicated to supporting and developing Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NPs), while assisting all NPs looking for leadership and guidance in the field of dermatology. NADNP strives to provide the educational, practice support, and assessment tools needed for its members to excel in their dermatology practice.

Solartex carries high quality UV Sun Protective Swimwear, Rash Guards, Surf Shirts, Swim Shirts, Sun Protection Hats and UV Sun Protective Clothing, all of which NADNP recommends that its patients consistently use. With a SPF / UPF 50+ rating, Solartex's UV apparel, UV shirts and UV swimwear block 98% of all UVA & UVB rays. Their SPF clothing and UPF swimsuits resist chlorine, have excellent stretch and recovery, and are quick drying. With sizes ranging from infant to plus size 8XL, they offer sun proof style UV Sun Protection Clothing for every age and virtually every outdoor activity such as swimming, bicycling, running, boating, golfing and gardening. The NADNP encourages its NPs to use resources such as Solartex to teach patients about preventing skin cancer and UV damage. 

On a related note, Solartex has joined forces with Style Network, Universal Pictures, Pale Girl Speaks, and the Melanoma Research Foundation in sponsoring the MILES FOR MELANOMA RUN/WALK AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. This May 6th event will feature a Style Experience Tent, a Special Performance by Indie Rock Band The 88, Skin Damage Assessments, Sunscreen Samples from Key Sponsor KINeSYS and more. The Melanoma Research Foundation also seeks to educate and inform people about sun protection, melanoma risks and ways to protect oneself, including the use of sun protective clothing.

Pale Girl Speaks is a blog dedicated to informing people about the dangers of UV exposure, providing tips to prevent or proactively identify UV skin damage that can lead to melanoma and offering advice on stylish ways to protect the skin from sun damage. The blog is written by a young woman who is a 3-time melanoma survivor.

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About Solartex Sun Gear, Inc.
Solartex Sun Gear, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia is a leading supplier of sun protective clothing and swimwear that provides ultimate UV protection from the sun. Co-founded by Lisa Dewey and Laurie Whitman in 1998, Solartex offers 50+ SPF clothing, rash guards, plus size swim shirts, full coverage swimwear and sun hats for children and adults, and kids' flotation suits as well as several lines of all-natural sunscreen and chemical free sunscreens such as Blue Lizard. To inquire about Solartex's products or speak with a representative, dial 1-877-476-5789 or email



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