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.
Action Kit for Meteorologists
This Action Kit for broadcast meteorologists provides statistics, talking points, sound bites, and tweets to educate the public about skin cancer prevention and connect the public with Don’t Fry Day.
Promotional Ideas for Zoos and Aquariums
Sun safety promotional ideas for zoos and aquariums. However, the ideas can be applied to many other venues and organizations too.
Sun Safety In Our National Parks
Click on the URL link and view a 60 seconds public service announcement on sun-safety created by the National Park Service - Healthy Parks Healthy People US.
Don't Fry, Don't Burn, Don't Tan
Information on sun overexposure.
Slip, Slop, Slap®...and Wrap — slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses.
Most people are aware of the harm UV radiation can do to the skin, but many may not realize that exposure to UV radiation can harm the eyes or that other components of solar radiation can also affect vision.
Various skin cancer facts and statistics.
Various sun protection messages.
Sunburn questions and answers.
Important DFD factual points.
AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
Fun, printable zoo animal stickers using the slogan “Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap”
"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
Don't Fry Day e-Cards
Don't Fry Day eCards - Spanish
Don't Fry Day Food Theme eCards
"Wrinkles are a Good Raisin' Not to Get Burned" - eCard
"Only-Things-Better-Than-Ice-Cream-on-a-Hot-Summer-Day" - eCard
"I-Scream-You-Scream-We-All-Scream-For-Sunscreen" - eCard
"Food-May-Look-Good-Fried-but-You-do-Not" - eCard
"Cook-Your-Food-Not-Your-Skin" - eCard
"Don't-Be-A-Bird-Brain-And-End-Up-Getting-Fried" - eCard
"Cook-Here-Not-There" - eCard
Dont' Fry Day Logo Don’t Fry Day
Protect Your Skin Poster
Sun Safety Vacation Packing List
Action Kit for Educators
More than 20 activities and ideas for educators to promote Don't Fry Day and use with students.
Animal Coloring Pages
A fun coloring page promoting “Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap” and SunWise animals.
Animal Search at the Zoo
A fun checklist of zoo animals that are SunWise, see how many you can find on your next trip to the zoo!
This is a zoo activity for elementary age children. Dr. Zoolittle needs you to find animals with different types of skin coverings.
Sun Safety for Kids - Elementary and Secondary School Activities
Elementary and secondary school activities to get children involved. Posters and ideas for observing Don’t Fry Day are included.
Trip to the Zoo - Teacher's Guide
Preparing for your trip to the zoo - be sun safe! . Included are sun safety-related items to pack to protect you and your students, activities that teach children how to be safe in the sun, fun facts about zoo animals, plus information on Don't Fry Day and the NEEF SunWise program.
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!
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 1
10 cool graphics to to keep athletes safe while in the sun.
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 2
What does UV mean to you?
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 3
The sun's UV rays are strpongest from 10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 4
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 5
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 6
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 7
Don't Forget the Eyes
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 8
Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside.
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 9
Does your sport involve water, sand or snow?
10 Ways to Keep Athletes Safe While in the Sun 10
Water sport Competitor?