Sun Safety

Protect yourself from the sun

SKYLAR’S STORY Skylar is an amazing girl, who at a young age dreamt of creating a sun safe hat for kids. It is her goal to educate the public on the importance of sun safety. With the help of Make a Wish Foundation to create her hats and Hawai’i Pacific University’s Enactus team to assist with her business plan, Skylar’s dream is starting to come true. For more information about Skylar’s Story, visit her Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/hiskyhawaii HEY KIDS! DID YOU KNOW THAT … The sun gives us Vitamin D. Vitamins are good for us, but too much of one thing can be harmful! When we are in the sun for too long, it can hurt our bodies. If we do the right things now, then we can protect ourselves from sunburns, skin cancer, eye problems, and other sicknesses! HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM THE SUN? • Wear sun protective clothing like hats, sunglasses, long sleeves, and pants. • Wear SPF 15 or higher Sun Screen before playing outside. • Try not to stay in the sun...

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About Skylar

“I wish to design a fashionable sun-safe hat for kids!”

Hailing from Makiki, 11-year-old Skylar is an outgoing, dynamic, big-heartedyoung lady who has three qualifying medical conditions that make her eligible for a wish. In her short life, she has endured countless extended stays in various hospitals. While facing these overwhelming medical conditions, she has captured the hearts and minds of her doctors and nurses alike. Due to her recent lupus diagnosis, Skylar must wear a hat at all times including while indoors. Actually, her elementary school made a special uniform exception to allow her to wear a hat in class while following her stringent medical protocol. This got precocious Skylar thinking. What are the benefits of sun safety? How could she change its perception within our community and for kids everywhere? The answer was simple. As a result, her wish to create a fashionable, sun-safe hat and educate other children in Hawaii about the benefits of sun safety has become a real passion. In order to bring Skylar’s wish to life, Make-A-Wish® Hawaii  partnered with various local organizations who graciously donated their time and talent to the cause of helping her create...

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Sun Safety

Sun Safety

Sun Safety 101!
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF
FROM THE SUN?

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About Skylar

About Skylar

Skylar is an amazing girl who, at age 11, decided she wanted to start her own hat business educate the public about sun safety.

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