Friday, May 28, 2021

The National Council Declares the Friday before Memorial Day, as “Don’t Fry Day” To Encourage Sun Safety Awareness

To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

  • The National Council encourages everyone, including non-profit organizations, local, state, and federal governments, public health professionals, and educators to promote the importance of skin cancer prevention and sun-safety behaviors to use the free Don’t Fry Day material and resources.
  • Please read and follow the established Don’t Fry Day Use Guidelines.
  • Click on the category name below to expand the list of available materials.
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Community Engagement
Don’t Fry Day Promotional
Don’t Fry Day Graphics and Posters
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Animal Stickers

Fun, printable zoo animal stickers using the slogan “Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap”

Animals Poster

"Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap” poster showing how animals use this phrase to protect themselves in the sun. 14"x24"

Don't Fry Day Sun Safety Video Script

Make your own video using our 30 second video script to remind people to “Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap”.

Don't Fry Day Tri-fold Brochure

Don’t Fry Day tri-fold brochure complete with facts and sun safety action steps.

Don't Fry Day Web Badge

Promote Don't Fry Day by adding a badge to your web site, blog and other social networking profiles.

Killer Tan Poster

Killer tan poster, “The result of the killer tan she was dying for.” - 8.5 x 11"

No Sunburn Poster

"You wouldn’t let your child smoke, so why let them tan?" poster; - 8.5 x11"

One in Five Poster

"1 in 5 children will grow up to get skin cancer" poster - 8.5 x 11"

UV Photography Reveals Sun Damage

Some dermatologists use ultraviolet (UV) photography to show their patients how the sun has damaged the skin. Click on the web line to see photos of patients taken with an ordinary camera and photos taken with a UV-light camera that illustrates the amount of damage that lies beneath the surface of the skin.

Outside Workers

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North American encourages all outside workers to protect themselves from the harmful UV rays.

Because Sun Safety Looks Good on You

Check out the many Don't Fry Day posters from the American College of Mohs Surgery

Dont' Fry Day Logo Don’t Fry Day

Logo for Downloading, Please read and follow the Don’t Fry Day Use Guidelines

Protect Your Skin Poster

Skin cancer facts and cancerous moles posters - "8.5 x 11" - Posters created by the Dermatology Nurses' Association and the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation

Sun Safety Vacation Packing List

Going on vacation? We have a packing list of sun safety items already made up for you!

Don't Fry Day Social Media Profile Frame

Take the Pledge not to sunburn and share it on social media with #DontFryDay. Add the DFD pledge frame to your Facebook profile picture.

Facebook - Visit the "National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention" page

Visit the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention page on Facebook. "Like" it to keep up on what the Council is doing for Don't Fry Day and during the rest of the year.

Tweet with Us on DontFryDay!

Be sure to tweet with us on Don’t Fry Day! Here is a link to our twitter. #DontFryDay

Don't Fry Day Tweets for Twitter

Select from more than 150 Don't Fry Day tweets and share your message on Twitter.

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We hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall! Don't forget to protect your skin with long sleeves & pants, hats, and sunglasses. Use sunscreen on exposed skin. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are very grateful for our Council members--representatives of the nation’s premier researchers, clinicians, and advocates for melanoma and skin cancer prevention. Together, we bring mutual support, encouragement, and connection to more than 45 organizations, agencies, and associations that are making a real difference in the lives of millions of adults, children, and families throughout the country and the world. We thank you all for helping us create a united voice to advocate, influence, and increase skin cancer prevention. ... See MoreSee Less

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A very important reminder posted by National Council member Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation:A reminder today as we honor our military veterans, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) has said U.S. military personnel are more likely to develop skin cancer that the general population. If you have a loved one who has served in the armed forces, please make them aware of their increased skin cancer risk and suggest they regularly examine their skin for changes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget your sun protection as you celebrate the fall! Long sleeves & pants, hats, and sunglasses work well. Use sunscreen on any exposed areas. Enjoy these beautiful days! ... See MoreSee Less

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National Council member the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is celebrating 50 years! "Dermatologic surgeons are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease."

ASDS's website contains a wealth of skin cancer facts, helpful videos, information on treatment options, as well as downloadable educational flyers and info-graphics. Visit this excellent resource:

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Did you know sunburn as a kid can lead to #skincancer later in life? Make sure your loved ones use wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses & sunscreen when they head outside. Long sleeves/pants will also help protect their precious skin. Model sun safety all year round! #DontFryDayEveryDay

Karen learned that she didn’t have #braincancer and #lungcancer – she actually had Stage 4 #melanoma that had metastasized, or spread, to both places

About 60 percent of people who have had one skin cancer will be diagnosed with a second one within 10 years, says a 2015 study in JAMA Dermatology. Your odds increase dramatically if you've been diagnosed with a second BCC or SCC.

#skincancer #skincancerawareness

“You aren’t alone. If you find a spot – any spot, really that looks different or concerns you – get it checked out. Advocate for a biopsy because doctors don’t always know what they are looking for when it comes to acral #melanoma.”

Thank you Dr. Natalia Spierings for being our On The Spot guest speaker this month covering Mohs Surgery. The full recording will be available on our website later this week.

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