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Shade Structure grant recipients

Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The American Academy of Dermatology has awarded shade structure grants to 10 schools and non-profit organizations across the country in order to protect children and wild adolescents from the sun's harmful rays.

Since its launch in 1999, the AAD's Shade Structure Program has awarded over 482 shade structure grants, which provide shade for 3.7 million individuals each day. The following list includes names of organizations that were awarded Shade Structure Grants in 2024, and the dermatologists who sponsored these efforts. Each organization listed will receive a grant of up to $8,000 to use toward the construction of a permanent shade structure.

2024 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors

Diegueno Middle School, Encinitas, CA
Sponsored by Robert Scheinberg, MD, FAAD

Growing Gardens of Boulder County, Inc., Boulder, CO
Sponsored by Shawn Allen, MD, FAAD

Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges, Commerce City, CO
Sponsored by Paul Dellavalle, MD, FAAD

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee, Immokalee, FL
Sponsored by Dunnett Durando, MD, FAAD

Lucky Shoals Community Association, Inc., Tucker, GA
Sponsored by Benjamin Stoff, MD, FAAD

Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc. DBA Trager Family Jewish Community Center (JCC), Louisville, KY
Sponsored by R. Jeffrey Callen, MD, FAAD

Gallatin Valley YMCA, Inc., Bozeman, MT
Sponsored by Aaron Bruce, MD, FAAD

YMCA of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Sponsored by Carly Fowler, MD, FAAD

Bess Brannen Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Lake Jackson, TX
Sponsored by Kory Lee, MD, FAAD

Crestview Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT
Sponsored by Kevin Dahle, MD, FAAD

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