Blue Lizard Blog

The Lizard to Race in Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC on March 28

Mar 23 2015 Charleston Cooper River Bridge Run marathon SC Sunscreen

Have you ever seen a Blue Lizard run a 10K? You’ll get a chance when the Blue Lizard dons his running gear and tackles the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC on March 28. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is excited to be a sponsor of the 2015 Cooper River Bridge Run. The 10K race, now in its 38th year, begins in the Charleston suburb of Mt. Pleasant, proceeds over the famous Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge and ends in historic downtown Charleston at Marion Square. The Cooper River Bridge Run began in 1978 when Dr. Marcus Newberry of MUSC was...

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Blue Lizard Partners with Michael’s Cause to Raise Awareness and Funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Mar 20 2015 Blue Lizard Muscular Dystrophy Sunscreen

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is honored to be a part of the Somewhere Over the Rainbow 4th Annual Dinner Dance in Staten Island, NY, benefiting Michael’s Cause. Read more about this organization in today’s post. Imagine a typical energetic little boy, full of life and eager to explore the world. Now imagine him being struck by a horrific disease that results in severe muscle degeneration, trouble walking and breathing and an early death. This happened to Michael Capolongo and his family.  Michael’s Cause was founded by Robert and Theresa Capolongo after their son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It...

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Why Is Zinc Oxide Important in Sunscreen?

Mar 16 2015 Melanoma Skin Cancer Sunscreen Zinc

We have all heard that applying sunscreen daily is one of the many ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays. Yet choosing sunscreen can be confusing and the ingredients on the back label can often look like a foreign language! However, analyzing the sunscreen ingredient list on a product can tell you how your sunscreen is protecting you and what ultraviolet (UV) filters and active agents are being used. There are two general types of sunscreen: physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreens generally work by absorbing the sun’s rays, while physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and block...

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Two Families Turn Tragedy into Something Good

Mar 09 2015 Melanoma Skin Cancer Sunscreen

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is proud to partner with various organizations around the country to spread the word on sun safety and skin cancer prevention. Last fall, Blue Lizard had the privilege to be a part of The Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk: Miles for Melanoma in Apex, NC. This is the story of the two families who started this walk after each lost a young daughter to melanoma. Amanda Wall and Corey Haddon never knew one another in life but will be forever connected after their untimely deaths. Their stories are similar. Both young women attended East Carolina University around...

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True Blue- An Interview With Our CEO Jeff Bedard

Feb 23 2015 Jeff Bedard True Blue

It all began with a little red wagon. Crown Laboratories founder and CEO, Jeff Bedard, learned the value and reward of hard work when he was just  5-years-old. Raised on an Iowa corn farm in a blue-collar family, Jeff’s first successful business opportunity presented itself when his grandfather made him a deal. “I wanted a red wagon,” Jeff said. “I would do anything to get it. We owned a farm and produced sweet corn. My grandfather told me in order to get the red wagon, he’d buy it up front and I would pay him back, but I had to...

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