YORK, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- To encourage
everyone to take small steps for sun safety, American Skin
Association (ASA) announced that it has partnered with the National
Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and its broad coalition of member
organizations to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't
Fry Day". This announcement comes hot on the heels of the recent
initiative with Nicklaus Companies and ahead
in supporting May Melanoma Awareness.
This campaign stresses the importance of sun safety awareness
and reminds everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the
outdoors. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the
nation, with almost 5.5 million cases diagnosed in Americans each
year – more than breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers
combined. In fact, 1 out of every 5 Americans will be diagnosed
with some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.1
"Don't Fry Day is the perfect way to jump start the summer
holiday," says ASA Chairman Howard P.
Milstein. "We are proud to partner with the National Council
on Skin Cancer Prevention and the other esteemed coalition members
to get this life-saving message front and center."
Skin cancer is highly preventable. Over 90% of all skin cancer
is caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or
indoor tanning devices. Americans can dramatically reduce their
risk of skin cancer by:
- Avoiding sunburns and tanning – no tan is a safe tan,
- Generously applying sunscreen (and remembering to reapply every
- Wearing sun-protective clothing,
- Seeking shade during peak times of the day (typically
- Using extra caution near water, snow, and sand.
About Don't Fry Day: "Don't Fry Day," is a public awareness
campaign that aims to reduce the number of new skin cancer
diagnoses by promoting sun safety and encouraging people to protect
their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Learn more at
National Council members represent the nation's premiere
physicians, researchers, clinicians, and advocates for skin cancer
prevention. Learn more at www.SkinCancerPrevention.org.
ASA is a unique collaboration of patients, families, advocates,
physicians, and scientists, and has evolved over thirty-six years
into a leading force in efforts to defeat melanoma, skin cancer and
important inflammatory and genetic skin diseases. Established to
serve the now more than 100 million Americans — one third of the
U.S. population — afflicted with skin disorders, the organization's
mission remains to: advance research, champion skin health –
particularly among children, and drive public awareness about skin
disease. For more information, visit americanskin.org
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SOURCE American Skin Association