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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 400 shade structure grants, which provide shade for over 3 million individuals each day. The following listing includes names of organizations that were awarded Shade Structure Grants in 2021, 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.

2021 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors

Prescott YMCA of Yavapai County dba James Family Prescott YMCA, Prescot, AZ
Sponsored by Keith MacKenzie, MD, FAAD

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama Inc., Birmingham, AL
Sponsored by Robert Henderson, MD, FAAD

i3 Academy, Birmingham, AL
Sponsored by Blake Phillips, MD, FAAD

Torrey Pines Elementary School, La Jolla, CA
Sponsored by Arash Izadpanah, MD, FAAD

City of Delta/Recreation Department, Delta, CO
Sponsored by John Muzic, MD, FAAD

Escuela Valdez Elementary School, Denver, CO
Sponsored by Melanie Wong, MD, FAAD

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, CT
Sponsored by John West, MD, FAAD

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray Beach, FL
Sponsored by John Strasswimmer, MD FAAD

City of Longwood, Longwood, FL
Sponsored by Matthew Knight, MD, FAAD

City of Treasure Island, Treasure Island, FL
Sponsored by Lana McKinley, MD, FAAD

Floyd County Area Technology Center, Martin, KY
Sponsored by Susan Touma, MD, FAAD

Scott County Youth Baseball Boosters, Georgetown, KY
Sponsored by Chase Wilson, MD, FAAD

Lewis and Clark County, Helena, MT
Sponsored by Latha Vellanki, MD, FAAD

New Jersey
Ocean City Primary School, Ocean City, NJ
Sponsored by Kelly Kane, MD, FAAD

Township of Ocean Board of Education, Oakhurst, NJ
Sponsored by Aaron Morgan, MD, FAAD

New Mexico
St Charles Borromeo, Albuquerque, NM
Sponsored by John Durkin, MD, FAAD

Juniata Elementary School, DuBois, PA
Sponsored by Ryan Andrulonis, MD, FAAD

South Carolina
Nia Infant and Toddler Child Development Center, North Charleston, NC
Sponsored by Colleen Cotton, MD, FAAD

The Circle School, San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by Malini Fowler, MD, FAAD

Our Lady of Lourdes School, Richmond, VA
Sponsored by Georgia Seely, MD, FAAD

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