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
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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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Every year the Melanoma Research Foundation honors leaders in the melanoma community that make a significant difference in advancing research and improving patient care. This year at the Denver Gala the MRF will honor Dr. Stephanie Frankel with the Humanitarian Award.

Dr. Frankel is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and Colorado Dermatology Society. Dr. Frankel founded Core Dermatology in 2018 to serve the Denver community. Get to know Dr. Frankel by reading this Q&A she partcipated in with the MRF here:

The Denver Virtual Gala is coming up fast! The event will consist of a silent auction, an opportunity to fund a melanoma research grant, moving speeches from several guest speakers and a chance to win a luxurious dream vacation! To get your tickets now and to learn more about this event, check out our website here:
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IMPACT recently received a grant from Superior Healthplan, a managed healthcare company that operates across Texas. Their quarterly grant program is for organizations focused on promoting the health and well-being of the communities they serve. Their generous grant will fund sun safety training and camp kits for Austin Sunshine Camps, exclusively serving children who are low income or in foster care. Superior's funding also provides two public sunscreen dispensers and sunscreen for the hot Austin summers in a high need area. Thank you for this generous grant! ... See MoreSee Less

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We couldn’t agree more Polka Dot Mama. Great campaign spreading awareness! ... See MoreSee Less

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“I think the most rewarding and surprising part of advocating for sun safety has been seeing the number of people who say that they have stopped tanning since seeing my videos or reading my story.”

#SkinCancer #SunSafety #Tanning

“'I haven’t been in a tanning bed since I saw your video,' she stated emphatically. I was blown away. Actually, I am still amazed when I think about her words." You never know how far your message will reach:

#SkinCancer #Tanning #TanningBed

“I should be used to phone calls like these by now, but I’m not. It still rattles me each time I learn I have another cancerous area.”

#SkinCancer #SkinCancerAwareness #SkinCare

July is #UVSafetyMonth, and we're kicking it off with the differences between UVB and UVA rays.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again- it's imperative to apply a broad-spectrum #SPF every 👏 single 👏 day 👏 to protect against all types of UV rays and sun damage.

Safeguard against vision damage:

☑️ Eyelid skin cancers account for 5-10% of all skin cancers
☑️ At least 10% of cataract cases are attributable to UV exposure

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