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
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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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Facebook Action

You've probably noticed the beautiful autumn images featuring the "Because Sun Safety Looks Good on You/Me" message. These are the amazing work of our Don't Fry Day Initiative Co-Chairs Tracy Callahan (Polka Dot Mama) and Cody Barnett (Melanoma Research Alliance). We are so grateful for their commitment and the generous gift of their time and expertise. Thank you to the Don't Fry Day Committee, our National Council members, and dedicated skin cancer prevention advocates for helping spread this important message!

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Did you know that National Council member American Skin Association's free education programs "have provided over 12 million young people, teachers and parents across the United States with information and instruction in sun safety and best practices for maintaining skin health"? For more information on these valuable programs, visit:

"A unique collaboration of patients, families, advocates, physicians and scientists, American Skin Association has evolved over the past three decades as a leading force in efforts to defeat melanoma, skin cancer and disease. Established to serve the now more than 100 million Americans — one third of the U.S. population — afflicted with skin disorders, the organization's mission remains to advance research, champion skin health — particularly among children, and drive public awareness about skin disease."

ASA's site has great resources and helpful information for a range of ages and audiences.
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Protect your family and those you love from #skincancer! Throw on a hat & sunglasses, wear sunscreen, and cover up with protective clothing. While clothing with built-in UPF is helpful, a thick, long sleeved shirt and jeans work really well in the fall weather.

Stay safe and enjoy the beautiful fall!

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National Council member American Melanoma Foundation was founded in 1990 "by a group of melanoma patients and their relatives who believed in the importance and ever-growing need for support of specific research for new treatment approaches in melanoma, one of the most serious of all cancers."

"Since inception and through fundraising efforts, AMF has supported research for new treatments in melanoma. The AMF expanded to successfully contributing to the general community with education and awareness programs as well as to the patient community through patient support groups, a critical need for patients with this disease and the unique issues they are facing."

AMF's website is a great resource for skin cancer facts/statistics and in-depth information on melanoma:
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Good habits, like wearing a helmet or practicing sun safety, last a lifetime. Teach your little ones to protect their skin--no matter what season. Help them adopt skin cancer prevention practices that will keep them healthy!

#DontFryDayEveryday #ProtectYourSkin

Congratulations to Dr. Qi Sun on receiving an MRA Dermatology Fellows Award to #research Transcriptional Profiling and Marker Identification of
Early Stage #Melanoma! @nyugrossman

We're delighted to announce that our On The Spot webinars are now available to view by clicking the link below 👇 This new initiative is an innovative way Melanoma UK can support the melanoma community during COVID-19. Everything we do is for our community

We didn’t always know better, but now that we do...What are the best ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer for children?

#SkinCancer #SkinCancerRisks #SunSafety

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