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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 26 schools and non-profit organizations across the country in order to protect children and adolescents from the sun's harmful rays.

Since its launch in 1999, the AAD's Shade Structure Program has awarded 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 2019, 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.

2020 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors

Arizona
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Sponsored by Scott Sheftel, MD, FAAD

Pearce Elementary School, Pearce, AZ
Sponsored by Scott Sheftel, MD, FAAD

Tumbleweed Elementary PTA, Phoenix, AZ
Sponsored by Mark Blair, MD, FAAD

Whitman Elementary School, Mesa, AZ
Sponsored by Daniel Skinner, MD, FAAD

California
Bonsall West Elementary School, San Marcos, CA
Sponsored by William Kwan, MD, FAAD

New Horizon School, Pasadena, CA
Sponsored by Saeed Jaffer, MD, FAAD

Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, Santa Cruz, CA
Sponsored by James Beckett, MD, FAAD

Colorado
Villa Bella Expeditionary School, Pueblo, CO
Sponsored by Krystal Nakamura, MD, FAAD

YMCA Camp Shady Brook, Sedalia, CO
Sponsored by Brian Sperber, MD, FAAD

Florida
Bay Meadows Elementary School, Orlando, FL
Sponsored by Sima Jain, MD, FAAD

Ben Gamla Charter School, Hollywood, FL
Sponsored by Bertha Baum, MD, FAAD

Florence Fuller Childhood Development Centers, Boca Raton, FL
Sponsored by John Strasswimmer, MD, FAAD

Hawaii
Voyager Public Charter School, Honolulu, HI
Sponsored by Wayne Fujita, MD, FAAD

Idaho
Chief Joseph School of the Arts, Meridian, ID
Sponsored by Randall Burr, MD, FAAD

Indiana
Southwestern Elementary School, Hanover, IN
Sponsored by Eduardo Rivera, MD, FAAD

Iowa
Wonder Spellen, Pella, IA
Sponsored by Jennifer Palmer, MD, FAAD

Maine
Bangor Regions YMCA, Bangor, ME
Sponsored by Carolyn Ellis, MD, FAAD

Michigan
City of Ferndale, Parks & Recreation, Ferndale, MI
Sponsored by Diane Jackson, MD, FAAD

North Carolina
Weeksville Elementary, Elizabeth City, NC
Sponsored by Kenneth Tompkins, MD, FAAD

YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Sponsored by William Kaufman, MD, FAAD

Oklahoma
Collinsville Public School District, Collinsville, OK
Sponsored by Janelle Pavlis, MD, FAAD

Quinton Elementary School, Quinton, OK
Sponsored by Kristen Rice, MD, FAAD

Pennsylvania
Eliza B. Kirkbride School, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsored by Bruce Brod, MD, FAAD

Lock Haven Catholic School, Lock Haven, PA
Sponsored by Lorraine Rosamilia, MD, FAAD

West Whiteland Township, Exton, PA
Sponsored by Michael Damiano, MD, FAAD

Rhode Island
The Compass School, Kingston, RI
Sponsored by Nancy Staley, MD, FAAD

South Carolina
James B Edwards Elementary, Mount Pleasant, SC
Sponsored by Renee Straub, MD, FAAD

Tennessee
Thurman Francis Arts Academy, Smyrna, TN
Sponsored by Mary Margaret Chren, MD, FAAD

Texas
Fayette Heritage Museum, LaGrange, TX
Sponsored by Christy Woodruff, MD, FAAD

Robinson Primary School, Robinson, TX
Sponsored by Mark Naylor, MD, FAAD

St. Edward Catholic School, Spring, TX
Sponsored by Vicki Carr, MD, FAAD

Vermont
Rutland County Parent Child Center, Rutland, VT
Sponsored by Elizabeth Foley, MD, FAAD


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