Reports about the harmful environmental effects of certain chemicals in the water have been circulated for years, but according to the authors of a new study released Tuesday, the chemicals in even one drop of sunscreen are enough to damage fragile coral reef systems. Some 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotions wind up in coral reefs around the world each year.
Congratulations to Anna Frost An Outstanding World Class New Zealand Athlete. Anna's Words below reflect the spirit and grace of this amazing Athlete.
"As I said before the race, I felt like I had already won knowing I was going to stand on the start line. I stood there with a winning smile. With more than 1,000 other winners. We started the same race; we gave it our all. Some of us finished, others didn't. There was no failure. We all achieved something"
Duncan Simpson reports to PGA members: Aloe Up is completely different to standard products, and I've personally found it very effective and easy to apply without the usual greasiness issues. This product was developed nearly 30 years ago in the USA, and has since built a reputation as the best sports sunscreen on the market. The four hour protection time makes it ideal for golf. The spray in particular is a great product“ no more greasy hands interfering with your grip!"
Aloe Up Sponsors the Gold Rush Competitors with Ultra Sport 30 Good Luck to all 110 competitors for this weekends race. We are very happy to be providing you with the very best sports sunscreen available any where in the World - The Ultra Pro Sport Range plus Aloe Up Lip balms that are made from pure Aloe Vera oil.
Every year over 4,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with Melanoma and 300+ die from this preventable disease. 30% are under 50. Melanoma is the most common cancer in 25 - 29 year age group and the 2nd most common in the 15 - 29 age group.
We recently caught up with Dylan Barnfield who is a 24 year old Engineer living in New Plymouth. Dylan grew up living at the beach and at the age of 16 had malignant melanoma removed from his back. Luckily Dylan's melanoma was caught early.
I had been waiting for this day for a whole year and come race morning I am sure I was showing signs of the pressure and nerves, most of which were largely self-inflicted... Bar the pressure from a few mates whose constant reminders of 'if you aren't first, your last' were always at the front of my mind!