Friday is Don't FRY DAY!

With Memorial Day upon us - we all know it's the start of the summer season!  Folks will be grilling out, enjoying a cold one, and typically forgetting what the sun can do to them.  Below are some things to remember!  There are lots of things you can do to protect yourself from Skin Cancer!  Thinking of my fellow Melanoma Warriors today who didn't get the best news!  But I know they are Bad A$$ fighters and won't let the beast get them!

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. More people will get skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. The good news is: it is simple to protect our skin and reduce our risk of getting skin cancer. It’s as easy as Slip, Slop, Slap®...and Wrap — slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses. It is especially important to protect children from harmful effects of the sun because sunburns during childhood increase the risk of getting skin cancer later in life.

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and to encourage everyone to protect their skin as they head outdoors to kick off the summer season. The Council is the united voice of 45 groups dedicated to skin cancer prevention in the United States.

You Might Also Like