As you head out for your Memorial Day weekend plans, make it a point to honor “Don’t Fry Day!”   Since May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention declares the Friday before Memorial Day, “Don’t Fry Day” to increase awareness on sun safety.  The American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 76,250 new cases of malignant melanoma and more than two million new cases of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers in the U.S. this year.

Follows these steps to protect yourself from overexposure to UV radiation*:

Remember, prevention is the best way to treat skin cancer!  When in doubt, sunscreen or shade are both great options.  In the meantime enjoy a burn-free Memorial Day weekend.

*Information courteous of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

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