Chances are, you or someone you know has been affected by cancer. In the United States, about 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. A cancer diagnoses shakes the very foundation of a person’s life and has far reaching effects, many unforeseen.
When president and founder of Chrome Dome Caps, Joe Murphy, got his skin cancer diagnoses, he was determined to protect his skin from further sun damage. He began is search for an active wear cap with UV protection and no harmful chemicals. He talked to others, including his doctor, to get product recommendations, but there were none that fit exactly what Joe had in mind. Thus, Chrome Dome Caps were born.
UV Protective Caps for Preventative Measures
Chrome Dome Caps were specifically designed to help prevent sun damage of the skin that can lead to skin cancer. The high-quality italian fabric is woven so tightly that it holds one of the only true fabric certifications for UPF protection in the world: AS/NZS 43399:1996. The fabric is rated at the highest level of protection at UPF 50+ under these strict testing guidelines. This certification is a huge variation from many other “uv protective fabrics” that are treated with chemicals in order to block sun rays, which will eventually wash out of the fabric.
In addition to blocking harmful sun rays, our fabric is also made with 65% recycled materials AND is known-harmful chemical free. Many over the counter sunscreen products contain scary levels of chemicals and require the user to re-apply every hour for maximum effectiveness. With a Chrome Dome Cap, you’re protecting your dome in many ways!
UV Protective Head Covers for Cancer Patients
Although he didn’t foresee it, Joe had also created a great head cover for cancer patients. One of the well known side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. What many don’t realize is that the skin in more sensitive to the sun during chemotherapy treatments as well. It is more important than ever to protect skin from harmful sun rays during recovery.
In addition to sun protection, our caps also keep the head warm and help maintain body heat during chemotherapy. This is a common problem in chemo patients because the drugs themselves make people cold, not to mention the newly exposed skin on the head. Chrome Domes are a great way to protect the head while keeping warm and minimizing the number of harmful chemicals one is exposed to.
Cancer Survivor, Karen, Shares Her Story
Supporting Cancer Patients on their Journey
Cancer is something that we can all relate to and have all been affected by one way or another. In the month of October, we are donating $3 for each pink cap sold to our friends at Cancer Support Community. Join us in supporting the organization that supports so many others by buying your pink Chrome Dome today!