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.

2019 Don't Fry Day eCards

2019 Don't Fry Day eCards - "Stay Out of the Frying Pan"

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!

l Media 2019 Don't Fry Day Social Media Profile Frame Contest

Enter the "Don't Fry Day" Social Media Profile Frame Contest--and Win Gift Cards and Prizes! Click on the file below to learn how to enter.

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

Tweets for Twitter

Have a twitter account? Use our sample tweets to get started letting everyone know about Don’t Fry Day!

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#Telemedicine"While it’s never a good idea to postpone your skin exam, this is a valid excuse for some people right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down in the first few months of 2020, and it has been very important for everyone possible to comply with social isolation to help save lives. Some dermatologists have temporarily closed their practices. Others have stayed open for necessary treatments and surgeries. Many patients have canceled routine appointments like skin exams.

"However, some skin cancers can be life-threatening, and putting off seeing a dermatologist could put your life at risk. This is where telemedicine and photographs can help. If you have a lesion that has gotten much larger or darker in a very short time, call your dermatologist’s office, express your concerns and see what options are available.”

Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation
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One way to take care of your health all by yourself (or with a family member) at home ...⚠️ It’s time for your #monthlyskincheck ~ Get naked and check your skin. Put a check in the comments when you’re done! ✅ #melanoma #cancer #skin #prevention #awareness #getnaked #covid19 #health #justdoit ... See MoreSee Less

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