The arrival of summer means long, hot days in Alabama and plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun, but that exposure comes with risks you should be aware of and take steps to avoid.

Skin cancer, which can be caused by unsafe sun exposure, is the most common kind of cancer in the United States and doctors say it is largely preventable.

That's why Tuscaloosa's Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center will host a sun safety expo Friday to educate attendees, connect them with local vendors and more.

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The skin care fair, dubbed "Don't Fry Day," will take place at the Manderson Cancer Center at 809 University Boulevard East from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday.

"The event will provide tips on skin cancer prevention, and local vendors will be on hand with sample products and skin care tools," DCH said in a release. "There will also be an opportunity to screen for sun damage."

Attendees are asked to park in the large lot across from the Cancer Center and enter through the building's main doors.

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