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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 20 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 450 shade structure grants, which provide shade for 3.6 million individuals each day. The following listing includes names of organizations that were awarded Shade Structure Grants in 2022, 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.

2022 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors

Arizona
Scott Libby PTA, Litchfield Park, AZ
Sponsored by Rita George, MD, FAAD

California
San Francisco Glens Soccer Club, San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by Estelle Kahn, MD, FAAD

Colorado
Jessie Whaley Maxwell Elementary School, Denver, CO
Sponsored by Anne Fender, MD, FAAD

Normandy Elementary School, Littleton, CO
Sponsored by Riley Greene, MD, FAAD

Florida
Hershorin Schiff Day Schools of Tomorrow, Inc., Sarasota, FL
Sponsored by Felicia Hall, MD FAAD

Milagro Foundation Incorporated (dba Milagro Center), Delray Beach, FL
Sponsored by John Strasswimmer, MD, FAAD

Illinois
AAUW Preschool, Waukegan, IL
Sponsored by Jason Waldinger, MD, FAAD

Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) - Miner School, Mt. Prospect, IL
Sponsored by Michael Bukhalo, MD, FAAD

Michigan
Monroe Family YMCA, Monroe, MI
Sponsored by Paulette Moulton, MD, FAAD

Missouri
Discovery Center of Springfield, Springfield, MO
Sponsored by Michael Swann, MD, FAAD

New Jersey
Bishop McHugh Regional School, Cape May Court House, NJ
Sponsored by Lawrence Paolini, MD, FAAD

Ohio
City of Avon Lake, Avon Lake, OH
Sponsored by Cynthia Henry, MD, FAAD

Oklahoma
Crescent Public Schools, Crescent, OK
Sponsored by Allyson Black, MD, FAAD

Northridge Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK
Sponsored by Stacie Rougas, MD, FAAD

Pennsylvania
Federation Early Learning Services, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsored by Daniel Shurman, MD, FAAD

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, Gettysburg, PA
Sponsored by Steven Caplan, MD, FAAD

Tennessee
Church Health Center of Memphis, Inc., Memphis, TN
Sponsored by Alan Tanenbaum, MD, FAAD

Virginia
Oak Grove Elementary School, Roanoke, VA
Sponsored by Barrett Zlotoff, MD, FAAD

Pole Green Elementary School PTA, Mechanicsville, VA
Sponsored by Michael White, MD, FAAD

West Virginia
Our Lady of Fatima Parish School, Huntington, WV
Sponsored by Amy Vaughan, MD, FAAD


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