Don't Fry Day is May 25th
May 25, 2012 is “Don’t Fry Day”! This is a "national sun safety day to remind Americans to protect their skin this summer. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the U.S. despite being largely preventable, with one American dying from the disease every hour."
EPA’s SunWise program (http://www.epa.gov/sunwise) offers simple tips helping everyone enjoy the great outdoors safely. Check out the full range of educational materials as well."
"The EPA developed the SunWise program to encourage all, especially kids and their caregivers, to practice sun safety habits.
Enjoy the outdoors but follow tips like these: Slip on a shirt; slop on sunscreen (a palm-full of broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher sunscreen to exposed skin about 15 minutes before heading outside and reapply every two hours); slap on a wide-brimmed hat; wrap on sunglasses; seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and check the UV Index, now available as a free smartphone app."