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Don’t Fry Day is on the Friday before Memorial Day. This year the date is May 26. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. There are more than 1 million reported cases every year and it is on the rise.

Here is a simple way to remember what you need to do to help prevent skin cancer:
SLIP (on a shirt. Wear protective clothing)
SLOP (on 1 ounce of broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30)
SLAP (on a hat)
WRAP (on sunglasses)

Some other tips for staying safe in the sun:

  • Be sure to get your Vitamin D safely though vitamin supplements and food.
  • Use extra care near water and sand.
  • Stay in the shade especially between 10 and 4.
  • Re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating.

For more information go to: www.epa.gov/sunsafety/dontfryday

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