Don't Fry Day May 25 :Sun Safety Awareness

 

 National Don't Fry Day May 25

As Memorial Day weekend approaches remember to apply sunscreen and reapply  often if you are out in the sun.

 

One of the most successful health campaigns in Australia’s history was launched by Cancer Council Australia in 1980. Sid the seagull, wearing board shorts, t-shirt and a hat, tap-danced his way across the TV screens singing a catchy jingle to remind everyone of the  three easy ways of protecting against skin cancer.

Slip, Slop, Slap! It sounds like a breeze when you say it like that Slip, Slop, Slap! In the sun we always say "Slip Slop Slap!" Slip, Slop, Slap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat, Slip, Slop, Slap! You can stop skin cancer - say: "Slip, Slop, Slap!"

Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon according to the NCSCP .