Save Your Skin Foundation

Save Your Skin Foundation

May 26, 2011 21:40 ET

Save Your Skin on Don't Fry Day

Following Recent U.S. Announcement, Save Your Skin Foundation Announces Don't Fry Day in Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) -The Save Your Skin Foundation, a Canadian based not-for-profit, declares Friday, May 27th, 2011 as 'Don't Fry Day' in Canada. This day aligns with the original announcement of 'Don't Fry Day' by the U.S. National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. With further efforts being made towards prevention and awareness, the Save Your Skin Foundation hopes to further critical awareness.

Summer days have arrived, and although there might be clouds in the sky, UV rays are getting stronger. The Save Your Skin Foundation has therefore designated the last Friday in May as 'Don't Fry Day' to encourage sun safety.

No cancer, including melanoma, can ever be prevented with 100% certainty, but the good news is that early detection and prevention can dramatically reduce your risk. What you can do to be 'sun-safe':

  • Always have sunscreen with you so you can apply it whenever an unplanned outdoor activity arises
  • Use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 whenever you are outdoors (even on grayer days)
  • Wear protective clothing with long sleeves and wear hats and sunglasses
  • Check for changes in moles, new moles and see you doctor right away if you see anything suspicious
  • Limit sun exposure between 10 am and 4 pm
  • Do not use tanning beds, use sunless self-tanning products instead

Skin cancer is highly curable if detected early, so remember to follow sun-safety guidelines. There are many options for light breathable sun-safe clothing, organic sunscreens, and natural vitamin D sources. It's never been easier to protect oneself from harmful UV rays. The Save Your Skin Foundation has come across many great companies such as uvprotectiveapparel.com, kinesys.ca, coolasuncare.com, shadesailscanada.com, and solise.com.

Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV radiation. Everyone, irrelevant of skin tone, can be at risk for skin cancer. To reduce the harmful effects of excessive and unprotected sun exposure, protection from UV radiation should be a life-long practice.

The Save Your Skin Foundation focuses on education and awareness, as well as providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with skin cancer. In June, the Foundation will host two events, one of which will occur during Canada's National Sun Awareness Week. The event, on June 7th, will host celebrities, media, those affected by skin cancer, and many others to a breakfast and silent auction at the beautiful Fairmont Pacific Rim. Luxury 'sun-safe' gift bags, special guest speakers, and door prizes are some of the elements guests will enjoy.

For those wishing to purchase tickets, they can do so at http://saveyourskinbreakfast.eventbrite.com/ or call 604-734-4223. One lucky ticket purchaser will also win tickets and backstage passes to the Sam Roberts Band on May 28th at the Malkin Bowl, Vancouver.

For additional information please visit www.saveyourskin.ca.

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