• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

Don't Fry Day


Attention sun goddesses! If you are of a “certain” age, chances are pretty good you probably spent quite a few hours worshiping the sun at the beach, at the pool or in the back yard back in the day. At that time, many of us were unaware of the harmful effects of too much sun exposure.

Don't Fry Day (DFD) is an annual event observed on the Friday before Memorial Day. Sponsored by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) along with other organizations, DFD is dedicated to protection and prevention. Don't Fry Day shines the spotlight on the harmful effects of the sun while raising awareness about the importance of protecting your skin.

As the unofficial beginning of summer kicks off this weekend, people will be spending more and more time in the great outdoors. Now is the time to put that protection plan in place.

Ultraviolet rays are the primary cause of skin cancer which is now the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 76,000 new cases ofmalignant melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Sadly, one American dies nearly every hour of melanoma. And too much exposure can also lead to premature wrinkles andeye damage too.

How to Protect Yourself