Friday is ‘don’t fry day’

Kali Gough, 17, left, and Allie Harris, 18, center, lay out at Siesta Public Beach.

To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day.”   Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease yet it remains the most common type of cancer in the United States, where more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.  Melanoma, which accounts for the largest amount of skin cancer deaths, has steadily increased each year for the last 30 years.

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention urges the public to understand how to protect themselves from the sun, and reduce their incidence of skin cancer.

Know and use your sunscreen wisely, and also educate yourself on additional sun safety measures to help prevent skin cancer on “Don’t Fry Day” and every day:


For more information on how to protect your self from skin cancer, visit the National Council’s site at

Amanda Cuda