It’s Don’t Fry Day!

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Oregon Clinic

The Friday of Memorial Day Weekend is “Don’t Fry 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.

From the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.