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Don’t Fry Day

Don’t Fry Day is a day to encourage sun safety and skin cancer prevention. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Each year, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.

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While most skin cancers can be treated successfully if caught early, they can be deadly if not detected early enough. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is observed annually on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. This day serves as a reminder to take precautions when spending time outdoors and to practice sun safety year-round.

Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, and seeking shade, is responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths.

Don’t Fry Day History

Don’t Fry Day was established in 1999 by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. The day is observed annually on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

This day serves as a reminder to take precautions when spending time outdoors and to practice sun safety year-round.

Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, and seeking shade are responsible for the majority of skin cancer deaths.

How to Observe Don’t Fry Day

on this day, make sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher before going outside. Also, seek shade whenever possible, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Cover up exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.

In addition to practicing sun safety on Don’t Fry Day, it is important to take these precautions year-round. Skin cancer can occur at any time of year, not just during the summer months. Make sun safety a part of your daily routine to help reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Educate others about the importance of sun safety on Don’t Fry Day. Share tips on how to protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of the sun. Help spread the word about the dangers of skin cancer and the importance of early detection.

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