• Sara Doan, Northeast Arkansas News

American Cancer Society reminds people to wear sunscreen for Memorial Day, Summer

As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the American Cancer Society wants to remind people to wear sunscreen if you plan any outdoor activities this weekend.

The organization is dedicating today to spread awareness for skin cancer and sunscreen usage

Over three million people across the country will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year.

Chair of American Cancer Society Arkansas area Board of Directors, Jamie Byrne-McCollum says it’s important that you reapply sunscreen if you’re swimming or working outside.

Byrne-McCollum also says it’s easy to remember to protect your skin as long as you slip, slop, slap and wrap.

“Slip, slop, slap, wrap. It’s slip on a shirt, that’ll help protect your skin. Slop on that SPF 30 or higher sunscreen,” says Byrne-McCollum. “Slap on a hat a lot of us forget the top of our heads or ears and wrap on sunglasses because your eyes can get UV exposure as well.”

Byrne-McCollum also wanted to remind people even during COVID-19, it is still important to receive cancer screenings and tests.

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