An estimated 14,000 women will run in Boise in the largest women-only 5K in the United States.
THIS YEAR MARKS the 20th anniversary of
the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration, a
three-day event—September 20 through 22—
in Boise, Idaho. With the largest 5K women-only run in the country, the event was founded
in 1993 by Maryanna Young, a Boise resident
and executive coach, and Anne Audain, a six-time Olympic qualifier and world-record
holder from New Zealand.
A longtime supporter of women’s
equality, Audain says she realized “how
much of who I was had to do with standing
on the starting line and crossing the finish
line. I thought, if I could create an environ-
ment for all women where they could have
those same experiences, everything would
be so much better,” she says.
AGE FOTOS TOCK
etrates to deeper layers of the skin. UVA is
the dominant tanning ray and is closely
linked to skin aging. It also damages skin
DNA and causes skin cancer.
STARTING THIS SUMMER, sunscreen
labels will carry a “broad spectrum” label to
show they offer some protection against UVA
(ultraviolet A) radiation as well as UVB
(ultraviolet B) radiation, according to a long-awaited new rule from the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), allowing people to
make better decisions and better protect
themselves from sun-induced damage.
UVB radiation is responsible for sunburn and plays a major role in causing skin
cancer. It affects the outer layer of the skin.
UVA, while less intense than UVB, is 30 to
50 times more prevalent than UVB and pen-
New information on labels
• Up until now, products labeled as broad
spectrum may or may not have protected
against UVA. The new rule reserves the
broad-spectrum claim only for products that
protect against UVA and UVB.
• Products with the new broad-spectrum
label will have to pass a test showing that
they protect against UVA, too. The higher the
SPF rating on these broad-spectrum sunscreens—up to SPF 50—the better they protect against both UVA and UVB.
• A clear message must state how long
water-resistant sunscreens maintain protec-
tion after a person swims or sweats. Labels
will specify either 40 or 80 minutes of protec-
tion. Sunscreens that aren’t water resistant
will have to carry a warning to that effect.
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The Costco Connection
Costco carries a variety of sunscreen lotions
and skin-protection items, as well as UVA/
UVB-protective clothing in select areas.