sun safety

How Common Is Melanoma?

The American Cancer Society estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2018 are:

  • About 91,270 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 55,150 in men and 36,120 in women).
  • About 9,320 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 5,990 men and 3,330 women).

The rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years.

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Don't Fry Day

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention declares today (the Friday before Memorial Day) as "Don't Fry Day." This day is to encourage sun safety awareness throughout the world. 

"To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors." 

They recommend these top sun safety tips: 

  • Do Not Burn or Tan
  • Seek Shade
  • Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
  • Generously Apply Sunscreen
  • Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand
  • Get Vitamin D Safely
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Read more on the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention website here & have a sun safe weekend ahead! 

Credit: National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention 

 

 

5 Things You Need To Know this Morning

Sun Tip: Reapply Your Sunscreen

Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply every two hours. Our Body Stickers + Wristbands remind you when to reapply and seek shade! Yes, we do ALL the work for you. So, sit back and enjoy the beach...sun safe style!

"How Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross stay healthy and safe in the sun"

By: Gabrielle Frank, Philip Caulfield from TODAY

Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross fought hard for their Olympic bronze medals in beach volleyball on Thursday, a day after a disappointing loss.

How did they do it? Well, teamwork played a big part! But there's a lot more that goes into their hard-earned success. The women spoke with TODAY about the daily rituals that keep them happy, healthy and ready to kick butt.