Memorial Day is coming up and the medical staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is urging people not to fry.
The holiday is a symbolic marker of the beginning of the summer season and more people are going to be outside.
On Friday the hospital's cancer unit gave out free sunscreen and information on melanoma. They want people to stay safe while under the sun.
"Let's slip, slap, slop and wrap. Let's slip on some protective clothing, lets slap on some sunscreen, let's slop on a hat and let's wrap up our eyes with sun glasses which can protect ourselves against ultra violet rays that can cause skin cancer," said Cathy Shoemaker, a nurse in the cancer unit.
Nurses say skin cancer is the most preventable type, but one in every 50 people will develop melanoma over the course of their lifetime.