Caught Caring: MD Moms and the Skin Cancer Foundation

05/21/2009 at 02:00 PM ET

It goes without saying that a maker of sunscreen products would care about the dangers posed by excessive exposure to the sun, but MD Moms puts its money where its mouth is. This month, it will donate 10% of its sales to the Skin Cancer Foundation in honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness month.

Philanthropy at MD Moms isn’t limited to May, however; Instead, a climate of giving back predominates twelve months a year. MD Moms designates a special children’s charity of the year to receive a portion of their proceeds from the sale of its Baby Silk products. In 2009, the beneficiary of that goodwill will be the Oscar Litwak Foundation, which brings mobile playrooms — easy to recognize, with their signature “flying kite” design — to bedridden children battling life-threatening diseases. So-named in honor of Oscar Litwak, who died of kidney cancer in 2003 at the age of four, the organization’s founders also refurbish and rehab pre-existing hospital playrooms in the hope of providing “refuge and comfort” to those little ones who need it the most. According to their mission statement,

“The flying kite represents the hopes and dreams of many children who spend countless hours in hospitals and treatment centers. Many wish nothing more than the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and simplicity of life, the freedom to play, the right to be a child.”

Click below to read about MD Moms’ charity notecards, and to learn how you can get free shipping on your order and a free sunscreen single.

In addition to their Baby Silk-related donation, MD Moms offers a set of ten charity notecards which make a great gift for neighbors, teachers or colleagues. Featuring colorful artwork by tots aged 1 ½- to 3-years-old from Citibabes in New York City, 100% of the proceeds go to the Oscar Litwak Foundation. The sets sell for $10.

As if you needed another reason to order from MD Moms, consider this: get free shipping and handling when you order from with coupon code SUMMER (expires 9/04/09). Plus a free sunscreen single will be included with your purchase over $25. Can not be combined with any other promo codes and not valid outside the continental US.

MD Moms’ Welcome Home Baby Gift Set

— Missy

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