The Friday of Memorial Day Weekend is “Don’t Fry Day”!
PROTECT YOUR SKIN TODAY AND EVERY DAY
- There will be over five million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. this year.
- One American dies every 45 minutes from skin cancer.
- Melanoma accounts for 90% of skin cancer deaths.
- Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer in young, white, American women.
- 72% of melanomas in children occur in girls between the ages of 15 to 19.
- Skin cancer is preventable and easily recognized.
- Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan.
- Wear sun protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses year-round.
- Apply recommended amounts of broadspectrum sunscreen with a sunburn protection factor (SPF) 30 to all exposed skin and reapply every two hours, or as needed.
- Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin and report concerns to a parent or healthcare provider.
- Educate your family and community about the need to be SunAWARE.