Happy 'Don't Fry Day' Friday
Friday before Memorial Day - the promise of summertime, BBQs and the hope of an early office departure! It's also Don't Fry Day!
Skin cancer is the most common form on cancer in the United States, with more new cases each year occuring than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. The majority of melanomas are thought to be caused from too much exposure to UV (ultraviolet) light, either from the sun or from artificial sources, like tanning beds. Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race or gender. It can develop anywhere on the body - eyes, scalp, nails, feet, mouth, etc.
The good news is: it is simple to protect our skin and reduce our risk of getting skin cancer. It’s as easy as 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. It is especially important to protect children from harmful effects of the sun because sunburns during childhood increase the risk of getting skin cancer later in life.
The National Council on Skin Cancer Preventionhas designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and to encourage everyone to protect their skin as they head outdoors to kick off the summer season. The National Council is the united voice of 40 organizations, associations, and agencies dedicated to skin cancer prevention in the United States.
Wishing all of our movers a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! See you Monday!
Sun safety IQ quiz: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/quizzes/sun-safety/index
Environmental Working Group guide to sunscreen: https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/