Friday, May 22, 2020

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
School Activities
Social Media

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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Whether you're back to campus or zooming into class – don’t forget your sunscreen!

The National Council is home to the Don't Fry Day and Skin Smart Campus Initiatives. We wish everyone a safe back to school--whatever your back to school might look like right now. Don't forget to protect your skin as you enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

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Timeline PhotosFall is here, but that doesn’t mean you can stop thinking about sun protection. ... See MoreSee Less

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Early detection is CRITICAL to survival rates.

There is a 99% 5-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early. #earlydetectionsaveslives
The survival rate drops to 65% once it reaches the lymphattic system

25% after metastasizing in the organs.

#earlydetectionsaveslives #melanomaawarenessmonth #melanoma #melanomaprevention #melanomaeducation #itsnotjustskincancer #melanomaawareness #melanomawarrior #melanomasucks #melanomamarch #melanomaresearch #melanomajourney #melanomawarriors #skincancerawareness #skincancerprevention #skincancersurvivor #dermatologylife #mobiledermatologist #metastaticmelanoma
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Hats are a great way to protect your face and neck from the sun’s UV light! Pro-tip: make sure the brim is at least 3 inches for proper protection #HowIProtectMySkin

"I mean, he had the right idea. Did you know that wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 protects you from 97% of UV rays? Stay safe by reapplying consistently - ghost face optional." #HowIProtectMySkin

Whether you're back to campus or zooming into class – don’t forget your sunscreen!

The National Council is home to the Don't Fry Day & Skin Smart Campus Initiatives. Protect your skin as you enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

#DontFryDayEveryDay #sunsafety #skincancerawareness

Happy first day of fall! Follow these sun safe tips:
1. Limit your time outdoors 11am-3pm or when the UV index is 3+ ⏰
2. Seek shade ⛱️
3. Cover up 👒🧥
4. Wear sunglasses 🕶️
5. Wear sunscreen 🧴
6. Avoid getting a tan or sunburn 🚫
#melanoma #skincancer

Healthy Skin for Life! Remember to sun screen every day. PS that is also anti-aging!
#jocoderm #fall #autumn #sunscreen #healthyskin #dermatology #protection #skinlove #nomorecancer #skincancer #life

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