Don’t Fry Day is an annual celebration held on the Friday before Memorial Day. It falls on May 22nd of this year. Summer is showing its highness and skin is the major part that gets affected by the heat as with the overexposure of the sun. Skin diseases are more common during this period and it has even resulted in skin cancers. Thus it is indeed necessary for anyone to take some steps in order to protect the skin all day every day. So Don’t Fry Day is just a reminder of people that highlights sun safety awareness and encourages them to stay safe from the sun.
History of Don’t Fry Day
The Don’t Fry Day has been in celebration since the year 2009. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared such a Day that aims at encouraging people to protect their skin. The Council has come up with such observance in a way to help in reducing the rate of skin cancer from overexposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is also making efforts to bring awareness about skin disease, its prevention, and early detection.
UV rays from sun and tanning beds are found to be the primary cause of the skin cancer. Most often people of the light-toned skin are exposed to UV damage and when it continues will end up in skin cancer. The Day encourages people to take precautions like using a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, wearing sunglasses and hat. It is nothing but Slip, Slop, and Slap.
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How to Celebrate Don’t Fry Day
On Don’t Fry Day you can take measures to protect your skin. Slip on a sunscreen and slop with sunglass, and slap on the hat. It is the great opportunity to make people around you to know the importance of protecting the skin from the sun and its harmful rays. Spread knowledge about the sun safety awareness and remind them of the ways to protect skin while enjoying outdoors. You can even share your awareness about skin cancer and skin diseases in the social media using the hashtag #DontFryDay.