digitizer: basketkase 05 May 2011
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Serious message.......sorry!! Had some more basal cell & pre-cancer lesions removed today and was inspired to make this out of frustration.........yes, I worshipped the sun when younger...hours and hours of getting a tan and sadly am paying for it now.........PLEASE, young ones (and everyone) protect yourselves outside ... SPF 50!!! I go every 6 months now and almost every time have had to have something removed........please stitch this for someone who tans and wear it for them!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs........Vicki

Design #: 7386315
Size (in): 3.70"(w)x3.94"(h)   (mm): 94mm(w)x100mm(h)
Stitches: 13504 Colors: 2 Print Color Chart
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Original artwork: Vicki Lee
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by mumra 15 Jun 2012
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Where I am from we have the highest rate of melanoma in the country and maybe in North America. My sister has been fighting this insidious cancer for two years. Hoping last operation will prevent metastasizing anywhere. Wish we could make it unpopular to get a tan. Tanning beds are the worst. thank you for sharing this.

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by ellenj 04 Jun 2012
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So sorry for all cancer victims. Unfortunately, we all have these victims and suffering in our families. Great design to share to get attention to this harmful habit of overdoing the sun.

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by malrobinson 25 May 2012
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Thankyou.My husband is immunosupressed having had a heart transplant so is more at risk of skin cancer.
this is a brilliant reminder. Thank You again,Marilyn

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basketkase by basketkase 25 May 2012

Pray he stays well & healthy & God bless him & his organ donor and family!!

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by marysew11000 25 May 2012
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Thank You ..My husband is fighting melanoma ..

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basketkase by basketkase 25 May 2012

God Bless him in his fight!!

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 25 May 2012

Mary, there are lots of new treatments for melanoma, and I'll pray for him that they work~ hugs, Jan

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by hightechgrammy 25 May 2012
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My sister died from malignant melanoma. Ladies, watch your moles. She had a mole on her leg that changed colors with each of her three pregnancies. No doctor took her seriously when she mentioned it to them. After the third pregnancy the mole fell off. That was the initial spot of melanoma. Just a few months later she had stage 2 with tumors under her skin. Fourteen months later she passed away after every kind of treatment known at the time. Check your moles and have them checked out if they change in any way.

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basketkase by basketkase 25 May 2012

Thank you for this testimony, Jan! I just had another basal cell removed from my hand last month, not lethal like melanoma, but they need to be removed before they become invasive....

momhome by momhome 26 May 2012

ttt

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by pldc 25 May 2012
+5

me too! good call my friend Hugs Loralye

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by oigelcox 25 May 2012
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My son is a surviver from Hodgesons Lymphomer and my Dh has survived a melanoma on his back from too many hours working in the hot sun .so every dollar counts for reserch. Hugs Joyce

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by oigelcox 25 May 2012
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I am going to the Cancer Greatest Moning Tea this week have to take a secret gift so I will put this on a towel thank you. Hugs Joyce

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by granny85920 25 May 2012
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I am having another skin cancer removed next week. Oh, if I had only known what a tan could do to you.

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by shirley124 22 May 2012
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Great design. Thanks

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by jid53 22 May 2012
+7

This is a really great item I am sure I will wear

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by phi4 22 May 2012
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Thanks.

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by tiply01 22 May 2012
+8

Thank you. I am lucky. I an autoimmune patient.
SPF 50 factor cream on winter and summer.

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by mariagiannina 03 Feb 2012
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Thank you

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by barba 02 Feb 2012
+8

Thank you I pray for my daughter who is also a sun worshiper and salon tanner but at 38 I cannot tell her what to do.

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by viebschen 02 Feb 2012
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thank you

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by marthie 02 Feb 2012
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Thank you very much

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by mmouse 02 Feb 2012
+8

thank you for making this badge. What you say is very true. As a retired hairdresser in my pass years of doing hair. I had found my of my custmer with skin cancer due to the sun when I was living Florida.Be very careful and use lots of sun screen
thank you again

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by juanitadenney 02 Feb 2012
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Thank you for this, sorry about what your going through. I never did spend much time in the sun when I was younger and now I'm glad that I wasn't into tanning. I hope this will make the girls think twice when they see us wearing this. Juanita

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by lidiad 01 Feb 2012
+9

Thank you, Vicky! HGugs, Lidia

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by oaro 01 Feb 2012
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thank you

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by susankay 01 Feb 2012
+10

So true and so worth sharing with all. I think this is great for a tote bag.

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by noah 01 Feb 2012
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thanks vicki!!hugs

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by softhearted1 01 Feb 2012
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Don't know how I missed this one before but thank you for doing this design and sharing it :)

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by fabricfairy 01 Feb 2012
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THANK YOU FOR SUCH A IMPORTANT MESSAGE .

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by kt55 01 Feb 2012
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Thanks! My husband had in situ melanoma removed recently. Fortunately caught by smart observant doctor early enough. Now has to go for full body exam every 3 months for 3 years then every 6 months for two more years. Very embarassing but vital. I'll make tee shirt & wear to his dermatologist's office.

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by auntbaba 24 Jan 2012
+9

Important message. Thank-you!

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by renee59102 21 Jan 2012
+10

Thank you

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by geegee3 20 Jan 2012
+10

My sister-in-law had skin cancer and it was bad

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by cfidl 18 Jan 2012
+10

This is important can it be stitched as FSL or a badge or patch? Thanks Live Laugh Download Stitch!

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by jerrib 18 Jan 2012
+9

Thank you, one of my friends just had surgery to remove something on her chest and was told it was cancer. She always is sunbathing and going to the spa's for tanning. I tried to warn her. Maybe now she will listen.

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by sandra54349 18 Jan 2012
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Hi Vicki. Couldn't download this design fast enough. How ironic, yesterday I was at the hospital having my three monthly check since I had a melanoma removed from my eyebrow a couple of years ago. Here in Brisbane Australia you have to have checks for five years after a melanoma is removed. Like yourself every time I go to the hospital, they are either cutting BCCs out, burning skin lesions or doing surgery. Please listen to Vicky you young ones, pain is not pleasant. Thanks for sharing this design. I will be embroidering it on a blouse. Shirley

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oigelcox by oigelcox 25 May 2012

Hi I am from Brisbane too and all my family has been touched by skin cancer . There was no such thing as sun cream when I was growing up paying for it now Hugs Joyce

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by sqdancer 18 Jan 2012
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Yes way back when we weren't aware and now years later some of us are paying for those days when we frolicked in the Lake or Ocean and lay on the sandy beach for hours - tan always made you look good after the pale faces of winter, but now those days are taking their toll on our skin - no fun Vicki - take care... hugs x0x0x0x

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by edithfarminer 18 Jan 2012
+9

thanks hope all will go well for you, I too love the sun and have had a few scares, so very much more careful now. difficult as I love the sun and the warmth.

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by deegee 18 Jan 2012
+9

Thankyou for this very nice design, with a serious message.

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by cookiecrum1949 18 Jan 2012
+9

THANK YOU .... I'M SURE I'LL GET TO USE IT ...SADLY ...I HOPE YOUR DOING GOOD.. LOOKING TAN JUST ISN'T WORTH IT....

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by cinders2u 12 Jun 2011
+10

Thank you so much for sharing! My prayers are with you!!!!

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by mommacat 10 Jun 2011
+8

thank you. It is a real concern.

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by debcarlson 06 Jun 2011
+7

Thanks for sharing. I am from the "land of the sun" Arizona. We had no idea how dangerous the sun was when we were young. Still love it, but know better than to just bake in it. My GrandFather passed away from complications of melanoma. We have to get the work out!

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basketkase by basketkase 06 Jun 2011

Amen, sister!!

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by bnilla9241 04 Jun 2011
+10

Very nice ribbon! Thank you!

I too had a skin cancer removed last Thursday the 2nd. I am very fair skinned and a redhead. Yes, I too spent my younger years outside, in the sun, without any protection. Lotion and sunscreen were not readily available back then! I will put this patch on my everyday long sleeved shirt.

Thanks again, Bonnie

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by flomacm 03 Jun 2011
+10

What a great ribbon. Thanks for thinking of it and sharing.

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by deborrahr 03 Jun 2011
+8

My sister has had a skin cancer taken off twice. That<br />was a few years ago and keeps check with her doctor.<br />And your right this is a Serious message. I wish <br />my daughter would listen. Thank you for sharing.

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by tippi 03 Jun 2011
+9

Very nice Vicki. Thank you for sharing. My husband had a spot behind his leg and I kept asking the Dr to check it. After several years he got skin cancer on his ear and nose. They took off the spot on the leg and it had a cancer behind the spot.

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by sandikat2 02 Jun 2011
+10

I really appreciate this design and sentiment. Thanks for thinking of others while (hopefully) releasing some of your frustration & stress at the same time. God Bless! Kathy

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by blackbear101 26 May 2011
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Love this, important reminder...thank you.

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by greysewist Moderator 08 May 2011
+7

Thanks as always, Vicki. I feel very strongly about covering up outdoors. Very important message indeed.

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by gloriab 07 May 2011
+13

Thank you so much. My son had melonoma a few years back as he is a sun worshipper. God Bless you.
Gloria

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sandikat2 by sandikat2 02 Jun 2011

My daughter still goes to a Tanning Salon. She's 35+ and says she doesn't "care" if she gets cancer. What's a mom to do? Kathy

kt55 by kt55 01 Feb 2012

Pray.

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by chenille 06 May 2011
+9

Thanks! I too have "been there",I go to get checked every 6 mos.
Hugs, Nadyne

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by hghe 06 May 2011
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Thank you so much for sharing your Beautiful Caring design. This is such a important message to get out to people of all ages. I hate sun burns there is no relief you just have to wait days for the pain to go away. Your message will wake up some people that's great! Thank you!

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by anangel 06 May 2011
+10

A VERY important message! Thanks for this design!
My family is HIGH risk cancer of all types. Hope
this design gets lot of notice and the message heeded!!
Angel

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by outback43 06 May 2011
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thank you for sharing your beautiful work *

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by airyfairy 06 May 2011
+11

Vicki - thank you for this. I have sent you an e mail.

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by modo 06 May 2011
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Thank you*

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by trudyk 05 May 2011
+12

Vicki, just to let you know that this stitches out just Beautifully! Will do a few more on some towels. Thanks again for this Great design! Hope you will heal soon! Hugs..Trudy :-)

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basketkase by basketkase 05 May 2011

Thanks for the stitch feedback, Trudy!! and for the healing message....everything hurts and itches at the same time...LOL!

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by Simplesewer1 05 May 2011
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Need someone to make one of these up for Leukemia . My 8 yearold nephew has leukemia and its so hard watching him go threw the chemo and next will be the radiation . Children shouldnt have to suffer such things . I thank you for the Pattern/design I will make it for a few people with skin cancer at the hospital .

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by toogie 05 May 2011
+11

Sadly I too, have had to remove skin cancer from my nose.Scared me when he said, if he couldn't get it all with the surgery, I could lose my nose. No one takes this seriously. I like to swim when I was younger, always out in it. Now I go out late to swim, before sunset.Thank you for the design andsorry about your cancer.*& Hugs-Toogie

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by capoodle 05 May 2011
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Need to make this for my sister. Her years of sun baking has caught up with her also. Nice thought out design.

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by sjbrower 05 May 2011
+11

Thank you Vicki. This is a great design with a serious message.

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by devon 05 May 2011
+11

GREAT JOB everyone should get this!!!!

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by leighk 05 May 2011
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Ditto! Thanks.
L

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by lbrow 05 May 2011
+12

Thank you Lillian

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by sewmom 05 May 2011
+13

Thank you. I caught my DH's first spot on his back years ago. Now we check regularly. Check your loved ones!

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sandikat2 by sandikat2 02 Jun 2011

Excellent advice since we usually don't look for what may be "behind" us. Kathy

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by sewensue 05 May 2011
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Thank you

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by crafter2243 Moderator 05 May 2011
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Thank you. This is a important reminder. Thank you for all the digitizing you do for us.

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by jacquipaul 05 May 2011
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Thank you Vicki; good message for all.
*4u!
Hugs,
Jacqueline

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by tilde01 05 May 2011
+13

Just had melona removed from my nose using the MOHS routine. Thanks for the design. *4u

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by tilde01 05 May 2011
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Just had melona removed from my nose using the MOHS routine. Thanks for the design. *4u

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by trudyk 05 May 2011
+13

Wow Vicki, thank you for this message! I've stitched quite a few cancer awareness designs and this one really hits the nail right on the head! I'll do this one for tomorrow's Relay we're having from my job. Sure hope everyone will see it! Trudy..:-)

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by cj2sew 05 May 2011
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Thank you. People can never be to cautious when it comes to such a deadly disease. cj

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by mnladyus 05 May 2011
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Thank you for sharing your design. My thoughts are with you. Many of my family members have had different types of cancers.

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by rob1 05 May 2011
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Thank you

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