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‘Don’t Fry Day’ Promotes Awareness For Skin Cancer Prevention

Rick Johnson applies sun tan lotion during a visit to the beach (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rick Johnson applies sun tan lotion during a visit to the beach (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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STONY BROOK, NY (WCBS 880) – If you head to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget your sunscreen.

Friday “Don’t Fry Day” to remind everyone to protect your skin from the sun this holiday weekend.

It’s part of Stony Brook Long Island Hospital’s skin cancer prevention awareness. The hospital says you should wear sunscreen, use a hat and umbrellas and stay in the shade when possible.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports: Protect Your Skin This Holiday Weekend


The hospital also says that one blistering sunburn as a child increases the risk of getting skin cancer as an adult.

According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in young adults ages 15 to 29.

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