Did you know it's "Don't Fry Day?"

Please take a moment to read these excerpts I have posted below from The National Council on Skin Cancer...it will only take a few minutes but could save your life (or someone else's life).
"To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day, TODAY, as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors."

As a recent malignant melanoma skin cancer survivor, please do not take these suggestions lightly:
  • Avoid sun burning, intentional tanning, and using tanning beds.
  • Apply sunscreen generously.
  • Wear sun-protective clothing, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
  • Seek shade.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand.
  • Get vitamin D through diet and vitamin D supplements.
"Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. It is estimated that this year 62,480 cases of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and more than one million cases of basal cell or squamous skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.

Fortunately, skin cancer is highly curable if detected in its early stages. An easy way to remember sun safety awareness is to Slip! Slop! Slap!...and Wrapslip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses. The best way to detect skin cancer early is to examine your skin regularly and recognize changes in moles and skin growths."

To read more, please visit this link - http://www.skincancerprevention.org/Events/DontFryDay/tabid/113/Default.aspx.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I would love some of you to share your comments below....any advice on you protect yourself and the little ones from the sun?

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