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 2000, the AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program has awarded 368 shade structure grants, which provide shade for over 880,000 individuals each day. The following listing includes names of organizations that were awarded Shade Structure Grants in 2018, 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.

2018 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors:

Buhl Elementary School, Buhl, Alabama
Sponsored by Karen Walker, MD, FAAD

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

Vistancia Elementary School, Peoria, Arizona
Sponsored by James Pehoushek, MD, FAAD

Fremont Junior High, Mesa, Arizona
Sponsored by James Young, MD, FAAD

Carson Jr High School, Mesa, Arizona
Sponsored by Howard Donsky, MD, FAAD

Mountain View Preparatory School, Cottonwood, Arizona
Sponsored by Carin Cain, MD, FAAD

CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, Van Nuys, California
Sponsored by Michael Lin, MD, FAAD

Del Rey Elementary School, Orinda, California
Sponsored by Maryam Asgari, MD, FAAD

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California
Sponsored by Nita Patel, MD, FAAD

Cuyamaca College Child Development Center, El Cajon, California
Sponsored by Michael Thoene, MD, FAAD

Montrose Botanical Society, Montrose, Colorado
Sponsored by Renata Raziano, MD, FAAD

John McConnell Math and Science Center, Grand Junction, Colorado
Sponsored by Amy Paul, MD, FAAD

Corpus Christi Catholic School, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sponsored by Christopher Sartori, MD, FAAD

Warren Tech High School, Lakewood, Colorado
Sponsored by Harvey Arbuckle, MD, FAAD

District of Columbia
Robert Brent Elemenatary PTA, Washington, District of Columbia
Sponsored by Scott Norton, MD, FAAD

Marco Island Academy, Marco Island, Florida
Sponsored by Daniel Wasserman, MD, FAAD

J.R. Arnold High School, Panama City Beach, Florida
Sponsored by Robert Siragusa, MD, FAAD

Island Pacific Academy, Kapolei, Hawaii
Sponsored by Alex Carcamo, MD, FAAD

Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, Springfield, Illinois
Sponsored by Stephen Stone, MD, FAAD

Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Missouri
Sponsored by Linda Cooke, MD, FAAD

New Jersey
Seth Boyden Elementary Demonstration School, Maplewood, New Jersey
Sponsored by Michael Ehrenreich, MD, FAAD

City of Bethlehem, Health Bureau, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by David Vasily, MD, FAAD

Wilma Fisher Elementary Parent Teacher Association, Frisco, Texas
Sponsored by Lucy Li, MD, FAAD

Oak Hill Elementary PTA, Austin, Texas
Sponsored by Mary Ann Martinez, MD, FAAD

Holy Cross Christian Academy, Burleson, Texas
Sponsored by Angela Shedd, MD, FAAD

Armed Services YMCA El Paso, El Paso, Texas
Sponsored by Brett Ozanich, MD, FAAD

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