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  1. This is SOOOOOO awesome!! I am following and totally support this! I am an esthetician and I can not stress the importance of taking care of your skin and wearing sunscreen! Way to go girls!

    XO Lindsay

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  2. This is great! Congrats on getting this starting AV!! As someone who has super fair skin and easily burns, I know how important taking care of my skin is! I'm totally signing the pledge.

    - Kels

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  3. Very cool idea and cause. Beauty Gala is in!

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  4. I would like to sign the pledge! Fantastic idea!! x

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  5. Great idea! I am signing the pledge!! xoxoxo

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  6. Absolutely. No amount of tan is worth the risk and damage. Thanks for this!

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  7. fantastic idea ladies! i'm so proud of both of you for using the blog as a platform to spread awareness. its SO important for all of us to take care of our skin. much love to you both. xo jillian

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  8. all it takes is a magazine or a blog or a friend to let a person know they need to change their ways! thanks for doing this great work!
    marissa :)

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  9. It's not going to be easy, but it will be well worth. I'm taking the pledge! Thanks so much for all of your honest stories & concern for the well-being of others!
    <3 Leigh

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  10. I pledge to protect my skin from harmful rays and wrinkles!!

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  11. Wonderful ladies! Living on the coast and always being on the water, I am very aware of the importance of sunscreen and skin protection. I am taking the pledge!

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  12. What a great initiative ladies! I'm signing the pledge as well! :)

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  13. Congrats on starting this blog, ladies! As a pale gal from a family with many skin problems, I must say I truly appreciate it! I'm absolutely signing the pledge!

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  14. Great idea ladies! Signing, my pale butt hasn't seen a tanning bed in two years. A church friend got skin cancer that spread to her lungs...that will scare the tanning bed out of you!

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  15. I'm taking the pledge! Being tan is not worth the risk!

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  16. This is great! Thanks for doing this!

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  17. I'm taking this pledge for sure for me AND my daughter :)

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  18. What a wonderful way to spread the good word. Kudos to both of you!! xoxo

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  19. I'm signing the pledge! This is great. People need to know how to take care of their skin and protect it from the sun

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  20. you know I love this! proud to sign the pledge as well!

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  21. great story.

    also i got my skin checked at our hospitals health fair for employees last week. she told me to keep doing what i am doing. thanks for giving me the courage to stand in line.

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  22. What great and inspiring stories!! Proud to sign the pledge! ;)

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  23. Great website, and I'm proud to sign the pledge.

    Pasty-faced girls unite!! ;-)

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  24. This is fantastic!! Yes, I proudly sign the pledge!

    Danielle, as I told you, my sister spotted a mole on the middle of my back (that I had never noticed!). I went to the dermatologist the next day. He said that this particular mole is not a concern. But, he took a picture of it and when I go back, he'll compare the photo to it then - to see if it changes. (I go every 6 months, anyway)

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  25. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours! :)

    This is really important and I wish I could tell my younger self to cover up a bit more and take more care in not getting burned out in the sun!

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  26. You, ladies, are simply amazing. You're tackling this topic in such a lovely way. Thank you.

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  27. Signed. I won't get a tan, no matter how much I visit the tanning salon. I will only make sure that I will get melanoma by goint to tanning beds. Say hello to sunblock suncreme! x

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  28. PLEASE share the "ABCDE" guideline with your readers: the easiest way to check your moles at home, and determine which (if any) moles are of concern. I am quite shocked, honestly, that for two girls who seem so concerned about having 1 mole removed and the dangers of it - you have not shared this guideline with your readers. I have been to a handful of dermatologists, and this is ALWAYS something that is recommended as a guideline.....

    Just one of the many versions of it: http://www.drdaveanddee.com/melanoma.html

    It's great that you're taking the time to make this issue important. But please, do your research and help your readers be WELL INFORMED - not just scared after reading your experiences, or "signing their name" or RT or whatever. Give people power to take charge and do something.

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  29. In response to goodness never fails:

    This is just the start of something bigger. We're asking people to sign the pledge and plan on using this blog to promote healthy skin decisions. Please understand that the pledge is to allow those who take it to get started on the path to healthier skin!

    We are planning to share the ABCDE guidelines, as well as sun safe products in future posts. We plan to help inform our readers--so please don't jump the gun in your judgement!

    To those of you who have signed the pledge: thank you! You're taking the first step on a lifelong journey for healthier skin! Look out for more from us soon--and thanks for supporting this sun care revolution! xoxo {av}

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  30. Pledged!! So excited that you launched this are are stepping up to raise awareness. Such a great idea;) xo

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  31. Well said, Alison!

    I am {obviously} taking the pledge and want to mention {again} that we are not here to scare anyone!

    This is also about much more than the fact that we had moles removed. This is a place for awareness! We just want to see you all take great care of your skin!

    So happy that so many of you have taken the pledge. THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has signed or will sign and spread the word. This is something Alison + I are very passionate about.

    xo

    D

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  32. Pledging! Thanks for doing this! My blog pic was from a wedding (spray tan all the way! haha), but in "real life" I look like Casper! So glad to see some other lovelies taking the pledge to be aware and take care of their skin.

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  33. As someone who lives at the beach and drives with my car top down every day - it would totally be in my benefit to be more savvy about my skin.

    I do the sunscreen thing (minimum of 15-30 EVERYDAY with updates throughout the day), wear hats and cover ups but the bottom line is that I love the sun.

    I'm just ready to love it safely :)

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  34. Love it!! Totally on board with you guys!

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  35. I am taking the pledge and posting the button to my blog! I am at the beach as we speak and my family members keep making fun of my sunscreen- but I do not care! Sun safety is so important (and easy to do)!

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  36. This is fantastic-not only will I be sun smart, I'll continue to slather everyone else I know in sunscreen!

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  37. i'm in. this is wonderful. i love my fair HEALTHY skin :)

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  38. This is wonderful and I am glad you are doing it! I have a similar story to Danielle's and I wrote it out on my blog today. Thanks for prompting me to do so! Skin cancer is scary and something everyone should think about and try their best to avoid! Hop over to my blog to read why I am obsessed with sunscreen!

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  39. I absolutely love this idea. I'm very pale and have learned to embarace it. Here's to healthy skin and no tanning! :)

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  40. Consider this my signature. Watching my dad go through skin cancer as long as I can remember, and then seeing it turn to MRSA this year wasn't easy...

    Thanks for doing this, girls.

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  41. I love this so very much. My mom had melanoma, and I bear 20+ biopsy scars myself but have (thankfully) caught everything before it turned dangerous. So many women are gambling with their health it makes me sad. I daresay you'll save a life or two with the amount of people you reach each day. Kudos to you both!

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

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  42. This is such a wonderful idea. How great for you two bloggers to use your readership for something so positive! Thank you! I would like to sign the pledge!

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  43. this is amazing. i love that you're raising awareness about something so important! i'm signing the pledge.

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  44. Definitely taking the pledge. I'm fair-skinned and 40 and have already had several carcinomas removed. I love being pale though - I tell myself I look much younger than my peers ;)

    It's great of you too raise awareness in this way.

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  45. Congrats you two! I want to be a part of this revolution. I proudly pledge to protect my skin and help spread the word!

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  46. This is a great project. I used to be tan all the time...but about 8 years ago I made the decision to stop. It doesn't look good, causes wrinkles...and duh...cancer! My teenage babysitters are in the tanning beds all the time. I plead with them to stop. Anyway, great idea. I hereby take the pledge and will post about it too.

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  47. I'm so happy to sign this. As a very pale redhead, I've always felt a little pressure to tan to keep up with my peers ... until I started volunteering for the American Cancer Society. Cancer doesn't need reason to strike, so I refuse to give it an easy "in." Besides, my skin will continue to look youthful and healthy if I properly care for it.

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  48. Great stories and an inspiration to us all!

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  49. I pledge!! Especially now after I got sunburned on Sunday even sitting under an umbrella and taking good care of my skin. I know this is nothing compared to so many out there but sometimes we forget and we simply shouldn't forget at all!

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  50. I pledge! Proud of both of you for starting this blog! Thank you!

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  51. OOH! I definitely pledge to take better care of my skin. I've delayed long enough and want to maintain my cancer free skin all through my old and wrinkly years!

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  52. I am definitely signing this pledge! I think it is so wonderful that y'all are spreading awareness about the measures that need to be taken to protect our skin!

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  53. I'm signing! Sunscreen everyday, rain or shine. It's become my motto. I even got The Boyfriend using it too. :)

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  54. I'm signing with full support! I'm a high risk for skin cancer, but EVERYONE should protect their skin. SPF 45, baby!

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  55. A fantastic piece of awareness raising. I lost a friend to skin cancer 3 weeks ago, she was only 29. Keep on campaigning, you're saving lives xx

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  56. Brilliant idea. I had a BCC at age 27. i will be joining in.

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  57. I've always felt that pale was beautiful (and given my nordic ancestry, I have little choice!)

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  58. amazing cause from a former tanning bed lover - not anymore :) thanks for helping spread the word of sun safety!! x

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  59. i pledge!! GREAT idea. thanks for sharing and caring :)

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  60. Definitely pledging! I'm such a pale person with tons of freckles and I've already had to have one mole removed that I didn't even know was a problem. Even if you don't think your moles are suspicious - take it from me, they can be. So go get checked every single year!

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  61. This is awesome! Thanks for doing this! xo

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  62. This is great! Thanks for starting this!

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  63. This is me pledging, to forever embrace my paste :) and to remember to wash my face nightly and not be a slackermonkey!

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  64. I pledge! I quit tanning beds years ago, but still am guilty of sitting in the suyn without proper sunscreen (not applying enough, etc) I've already had bad burn on my back this year while working in the yeard.... Dear skin, I promise to do a better job taking care of you!

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  65. I love this! I am super pale and have been discouraged about it ever since I got the nickname "Pale Face" in fifth grade. I pledge to not let that get to me and to take the best care of my skin that I can and embrace my fair skin :)

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  66. Consider me pledged. Thanks for doing this ladies!

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  67. Great idea! I'm a big advocate of being sun savvy with all my friends and family. I can't wait to share this with them

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  68. Signing the pledge! I've always been a girl with a naturally tan complexion, so SPF was never a big deal to me. I am understanding now just how important it is to take care of my skin. Thanks for raising awareness!

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  69. We must protect the skin we are in! xo - tamra

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  70. I think I am a little to late. We live in CA. We went to the River 2 weeks ago and I will tell you that I have never peeled this bad in my life. I am olive complected and never thought I could burn so badly. I have taken the pledge. I just hope this stuff does not scar.
    Thanks for the great blog!

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  71. SO wonderful. SPF 30 in hand and proud :)

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  72. Congrats! Such an amazing idea. I proudly sign this pledge being I'm fair skinned and sunscreen is my best friend!

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  73. This is a great idea! I'm proud to sign this pledge!

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  74. Thank you SO much for starting this! This is an inspiration to girls and people all over the world and more importantly, a wake-up call! I can only hope that this pledge will keep cases of melanoma from happening and SAVE LIVES! I support this 100%!

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  75. I am signing the pledge. This is a great idea!

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  76. I'm in! I think this is a wonderful idea, and I'm glad to see so many bloggers taking the pledge as well! There's nothing wrong with being a little pale! :)

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  77. This is wonderful. As a fair skinned lady I most definitely support this cause. I'm signing the pledge and couldn't be prouder!

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  78. I LOVE THIS! Being fair skinned, I was always teased for being so pale whilst all my friends had naturally tanned skin. I started with the tanning beds back in the 10th grade (I'm almost 20 now) and would occassionally pay them a visit every year. I was tanning A LOT as of this Fall, I got a job at a tanning salon. But after noticing some unpleasant white spots and skin discolouration... I decided to stop forever - seeing as my health is far more important than a tanned complexion.

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  79. I haven't tanned in over a year. I had to visit the dermatologist for something else, and he did a "whole body scan" as preventative. He then tells me that because of a mole on my back, it would be like commiting suicide if I ever laid in a tanning bed again. NUFF said!

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  80. No tanning for me! As a daughter of one breast cancer surviving mother and one current throat cancer diagnosed father, I vow to take any and all precautions. As the health initiatives director for the nations largest cancer non-profit, cancer prevention and early detection are close to my heart!

    Thank you for all that you are doing to promote tanning free initiatives!

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  81. Signed. Sealed. Delivered!!! I will never tan and I'm proud of it! My mom had cancerous skin removed from her arm, undoubtedly from years of laying in the sun without sunscreen, and it scared the sunscreen right onto me. Now she and I lather up together! Being pale makes me different from all of the other girls here in Southern California, and I love being unique.

    Thank you for putting this pledge online and making it accessible to us!

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  82. SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN! Thanks for sharing your stories.

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  83. I definitely pledge to do this. Your blog is such a good idea and I try to wear sunscreen EVERY single day because I'm so fair skinned. I actually did a post about my faves and makeup w/sunscreen products a couple months ago.
    xoDale

    http://savvyspice.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-tan-or-not-to-tan.html

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  84. I pledge! Love this and love all of the support!

    http://carrielucy.blogspot.com/

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  85. This is so great. I definitely pledge! My fiance's friend just passed away from skin cancer last week. It's really hit home lately. Healthy skin is way more beautiful than tanned up skin.

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  86. I haven't been in a tanning bed since before I got pregnant with my daughter, over 2 years ago!!! woo!

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  87. It's been over 4 years for me!! i'm signing!!!!

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  88. I'm in! I've been trying to stay out of the sun this summer and wearing high SPF - stopping skin cancer and wrinkles in their tracks!

    http://atfirstblush.onsugar.com

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  89. I sign it! I wear sunscreen whenever I'm going to be in the sun, and I don't lay out for days on end trying to get tan.

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  90. Definitely-- I think this is great!

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  91. I'm in! Love this! Pale is the new tan :)

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  92. Officially pledged! :) so glad people are stepping up!

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  93. in...ALL the way :) sunscreen is my friend! you girls are awesome for doing this!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  94. Thank you for the much-needed reminder to take care of our skin! I hope you are both feeling better and are enjoying the summer in (safe!) style!

    legallybrunettekate.blogspot.com

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  95. I'm a registered nurse and find this campaign so admirable. My immediate family has been plagued with diagnoses of skin cancer and I don't want to be one of them. Count me in!

    http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

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  96. i take the pledge!!! and going to make a derm appointment in the next month. xo.

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  97. Three people who are important to me are dealing with skin cancer now -- people in their thirties, forties and sixties -- and I don't want to see any more people I care about affected by this cancer. I take the pledge!

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  98. Great idea! Definitely signing.

    My friends think I'm crazy for being extra careful about the sun. Just because I tan doesn't mean it's okay to sit in the sun for hours without protection.

    Great way to get the word out! I'm definitely passing all this on to my buddies.

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  99. I'm definitely going to sign!

    My family thinks I'm so crazy for wanting to stay out of the sun, but skin cancer isn't a joke. I religiously apply spf, and try to get them to do so too. :D

    Kelly

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  101. Officially signing the pledge! :) Tomorrow morning I'm going to post what I'm doing to be sun savvy - trying to spread the word!

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  102. HI! I live in South Florida and have a VW convertible beetle bug, so being careful in the sun is a PRIORITY!

    Thanks for this blog and awareness-sharing!

    Am your newest follower and going to include your blog link on my beachy-blog!

    Thanks so much and don't forget to SPF!

    Linda

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  103. Mrs. Bachelor Girl is taking the pledge! I don't want skin cancer OR premature wrinkles!

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  104. Love this idea! Signing this pledge!

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  105. As someone who was diagnosed with Melanoma at the age of 18, I fully support this pledge.

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  106. This is fantastic! I am signing the pledge!

    -Annemarie

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  107. So glad to have found your site! This means so much to me as I've witnessed my grandmother have too many surgeries...her nose is a patchwork quilt of grafted skin b/c of skin cancer.
    I am taking the pledge, and sharing!

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  108. This is a wonderful idea, I love it!

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  109. Thank you for doing this! I had early stage melanoma at age 27...I REFUSE to use tanning beds, get check-ups every 6 months and never sit at the beach without an umbrella...I'm just glad women and young girls are finally realizing that it CAN happen to them, that its not just something for grandma's.Not to mention, if you do bake in the sun, you'll LOOK like a grandma sooner than you'd like!

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  110. I wear SPF 30 on my face everyday and with a Derm PA in the family, I've always known how important it is to take care of your skin. I love the sun and there is no way I can stay away from it, but with the right protection, SPF 100 when laying out, you can enjoy the sunshine and avoid skin cancer and pre aged skin! Cheers to SUN SAVVY, what a great way to create awareness!

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  111. I am 1000% in! This cause is near and dear to my heart because I lost a beloved friend a few years ago to melanoma. She was only 29. While we both pride ourselves with a healthy lifestyle and taking care of our skin, Naomi was still affected. I am signing the pledge not only for myself but also in honor for my late friend. Thank you for creating this awareness.

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  112. Definitely pledged. Sunburned so bad on memorial day because I forgot sunscreen,,,,too important to forget again!!

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  113. Of course I'm pledging! This is a wonderful cause and more people need to be aware of the damage that rays cause and how to better protect our skin!

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  114. I am taking the pledge. I have been doing this for years but I commit to continue. Thank you for sharing the message and starting this site.

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  115. I'm a naturally tan person and when people see me wearing sunscreen they immediately ask questions about what I'm doing. I think sun protection is something that is really important and it should be applied to everyone of every color because we all have the same vulnerable skin protecting us. I'm happy to take this pledge :)

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  116. I love this! I'm an 18 year old African American and people tend to ask me why I'm always applying sunblock/suncreen on wherever I go..this site is great for explanations and information! I love it, I so pledge :)

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  117. As a woman who visited tanning beds frequently all four years of college, I am now more than ever diligent about practicing safe sun. I will never get those years of sun damage back, but I can be proactive about protecting my skin for the future!

    xo
    Rach

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  118. I'm really excited to see a blog focused on skin protection. I have fair skin and am always concerned about larger freckles and moles. I'm excited to see the information you gather here!

    Katie

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  119. Thanks for starting this initiative, this is great. So I hereby sign the pledge to be kind to my skin.

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  120. i'll be kind to my skin :)
    http://biggrinsmakelaughlines-morgan.blogspot.com

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  121. Signed! And here is my story: http://www.glutenlessfoodie.com/2011/06/my-one-wish-for-you.html

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  122. i love the sun but i know how to take care of my skin.. great job on starting this..

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  123. hi!nice blog!follow us and we will follow you too!
    http://s4sisterstyle.blogspot.com

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  124. signing the pledge! this is so true. we need to stop fussing with tanning beds and laying out and all that crap. unless of course you want skin cancer...

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  125. you girls are awesome! Thanks for sharing and making this site. I proudly sign the pledge! I'm so happy there are people as passionate as me about not tanning - I'm the annoying friend who glares at people who go tanning :)

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  126. What a wonderful idea. I am definitely taking the pledge! All hail sunscreen!

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  127. Signing the pledge!

    - Caitlin @ seatoshiningport.blogspot.com

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  128. this is such a useful message for everyone. i pledge:)

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  129. AV just found your blog yesterday and as a {newly} fellow rhode islander am so very glad i did! i quit tanning and started being smarter about my sun exposure after i also read an article in glamour and took notice of some moles that i had...none of us are invincible and i'm so glad you ladies are making a difference, xo!

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  130. This is such a great initiative! My dad had skin cancer so I am definitely signing this pledge!

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  131. My grandmother had a malignant melanoma removed years ago before I was born (I'm 20)... but to this day I am still concious about it and am totally protective of my skin. About 5 years ago I even got 4 moles removed that didn't even look suspicious so I wouldn't have to worry about them years down the road. I totally support the Sun Savvy Pledge!!

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  132. pledged!

    I found this blog very circuitously but I'm glad I did. I've been 'sun savvy' for all of my 43 years thanks to my mom and now my kids are as well. great job ladies!

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  133. Thank you ladies for starting this movement! I am not sure how I have escaped the same scares you experienced. I tanned all through my teens and twenties and in my teens I never used sunscreen. Now I wear it daily and wear very high spf and hats anytime I'm in the sun. I'm not battling dark spots on my face due to my sun worshipping teens and twenties. I pledge to speard the word and always take care of my skin.

    Deb aka Real Girl Runway

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  134. I pledge! I tanned WAY too much in my teens. I definitely regret it and am much more conscious about caring for my skin now. Great idea, and it's awesome that you're spreading the word!

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  135. Love this, and I have totally realized the damage of sun! I pledge to be smarter and take better care of my skin as well!

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  136. I've always been a bit self-conscious of my pale skin, but your health is too important in the long run! I pledge to take care of myself, and encourage others as well!

    ...Lauren

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  137. yay to healthy skin :) :) I pledge!! my healthy is far too important to me! i don't need another risk!

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  138. I have been an avid supporter of being sun safe every year! As the weather starts to get warm I climb aboard my soapbox and blog, fb, tweet etc on the harm of tanning beds, laying out, etc. Def posting to my blog!

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  139. Joined! Added you to my blog!

    www.justbecauseyoucantseeit.com

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  140. Love this...I hereby sign!

    Dana Farber

    http://woodstockwardrobe.com

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  141. Thank you for doing this & putting it together. I support 100% and have added the badge to my blog.

    laurielizsmith.blogspot.com

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  142. I'm definitely pledging! Great way to spread the word!!

    xo Morgan
    DailyDoseBlog.com

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  143. I am pledging and will be spreading the word.

    xo KD

    royalsoutherncharm.blogspot.com

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  144. I am pledging! Great idea...protecting your skin from the sun is so important!

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  145. This is SO important. Taking care of yourself & your skin DAILY is something that everyone needs to become more aware of. Thank you for spreading the word!

    xxM
    http://districtsparkle.blogspot.com/

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  146. Pledged!!! This is so amazing!!! I'm grabbing the button :)

    xo, Jersey Girl

    hairsprayandhighheels.blogspot.com

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  147. I have naturally fair skin and have always struggled to become tan, even though I used to spend hours outside a day playing tennis. Since college, I have embraced my fair skin as something to highlight and not hide. I always wear sunscreen and try to stay out of the sun as much as possible. I never lay out and definitely don't go to a tanning bed.

    I love this initiative and support it 100%. I don't want to quicken my body's aging process, and definitely don't want to get skin cancer. My mother had a basal cell carcinoma removed earlier this year, so I know I must be careful.

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

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  148. I LOVE this! I am blessed with red hair and pale skin, and a mother that always made sure I wore sunscreen and made sure I never had any horrible sunburns. I have had my share of spots removed from my body, but luckily (or thanks to my Mom really!) have never had terrible outcomes.

    Even though I already take good care of my skin, I am pledging because I want this website to be HUGE. The majority of my friends have darker skin and seem to think they are immune...I am always nagging them about sunscreen and being careful, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. For me, this site is just another step in the right direction of getting information out there and letting everybody know that anything can happen.
    Thanks!

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  149. Just came across this after reading your article in Sweet Lemon Mag.... I have always been a huge advocate for spf 50 & anything else helpful to protect our beautiful skin. I hope to sway as many people as i can away from the tanning bed. Thanks for this! xoxo L

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  150. love this - I am anti-self tanners and salons. I might sit out in the sun but I ALWAYS do it with my SPF 50!!!

    sarahsavvystyle.com

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  151. This is fantastic. I'm defanitely signing the pledge. My dad had melanoma 2 years ago and ever since I've been more cautious with my skin so I am defanitely trying different sunless tanning products.

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  152. This is such a great idea! proud to sign this pledge : )


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  153. My mom continues her battle against stage 4 metastatic melanoma. I am committed to sun safety and educating others who do not have even the slightest idea how dangerous a tan is. Thanks for doing this!! Stacie xo

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  154. I'm taking the pledge! Today on my blog, I'm featuring my safe sun essentials:

    loveeachdayblog.blogspot.com

    Go check it out!!

    Clarissa

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  155. Signed......iv been barking on for years that tanning is bad for you and laughed at for wearing factor 50 on holiday or suncream when its cloudy!! So annoying at how many people still cant see the damage that the sun does to their skin on a daily basis...

    I recently blogged about the changes to the new sunscreen laws if anyone is interested...its been 30 years since any changes by the FDA...so the whole SPF for both sunscreens and makeup is going to be more tightly tested and scrutinised.....therefore making sure the public get the right product at the right level of protection

    http://toxylicious.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/new-suncreen-laws-what-do-they-mean-for.html

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  156. I gladly take this pledge! I am always absolutely amazed how people care so very little for the largest organ on their body - What does it hurt it put on a little sunscreen? Thanks for all your wonderful posts!

    Jasmine

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  157. I'm taking the pledge and grabbing the button for my blog! Thanks so much!

    http://quickcheapandpretty.blogspot.com

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  158. My mom has had some skin care issues in the past and she is always reminding my sister and I to keep an eye on our body, looking for things that look suspicious, and to get everything checked out once a year. I am not one for going to the tanning bed and have bright, white legs to prove it but, you know what, I'd rather be pale than put my body in danger any day. Of course, I do still feel a twinge of jealously sometimes when I see a tan girl walks by, but mostly, it doesn't bother me.

    http://www.domesticblissdiaries.com

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  159. As someone who at 30 had to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from my nose this year (+expensive plastic surgery repair) I am very glad to sign and share your button on my blog! This is an important issue to spread awareness, especially women. :) http://www.daliene.com

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  160. Thank you! I definitely will sign the pledge!

    Patty

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  161. What a completely wonderful idea! As someone who has always had very sensitive and very fair skin I applaud this reminder to take care of it, and I will definitely spread the word! Thank you!

    http://www.macaronsandmusings.com/

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  162. Pledged! This is such a great idea.

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  163. Interesting I came across this when I did! A friend of mine just overcame skin cancer--very happy she was okay! Signing the pledge!

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  164. After my first sunburn of the season I'm ready to take this pledge! For my already-dominant-nose-that-doesn't-need-any-more-freckles! And a history of skin cancer in the family that's already scary. I pledge to wear hats, sunscreen and pay attention to the shade and staying hydrated!

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  165. I pledge to wear facial sunscreen daily (even on cloudy days) and to be more diligent in wearing sunscreen everywhere else! I pledge to wear more hats (CUTE FASHION STATEMENTS) and drink more water when outside.

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