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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.

2019 AAD Shade Structure Grant Program recipients and AAD member sponsors

Alabama
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama Inc. (Montevallo Unit), Montevallo, Alabama
Sponsored by Robert Henderson, MD, FAAD

Valley Jr. High School, Jasper, Alabama
Sponsored by Katherine Flanagan, MD, FAAD

Arizona
Hermosa Vista Elementary, Mesa, Arizona
Sponsored by Benjamin LeSueur, MD, FAAD

Sequoya Elementary School, Scottsdale, Arizona
Sponsored by Cynthia Price, MD, FAAD

Arkansas
Growing a Healthy Charleston, Charleston, Arkansas
Sponsored by Sandra Johnson, MD, FAAD

California
Lions of Lockhurst PTO, Woodland Hills, California
Sponsored by Hal Weitzbuch, MD, FAAD

Marquez Charter Elementary School, Pacific Palisades, California
Sponsored by Marcia Hogeling, MD, FAAD

RioVision, Rio Vista, California
Sponsored by Karl Beutner, MD, FAAD

Colorado
City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department, Grand Junction, Colorado
Sponsored by Travis Morrell, MD, FAAD

Collegiate Academy of Colorado, Littleton, Colorado
Sponsored by Michelle Chevalier, MD

Environmental Learning for Kids, Denver, Colorado
Sponsored by Leslie Stewart, MD, FAAD

Monarch Montessori of Denver Charter, Denver, Colorado
Sponsored by Brian Rothschild, MD, FAAD

Connecticut
Trumbull Nature and Art Center, Trumbull, Connecticut
Sponsored by Keith Choate, MD, FAAD

Florida
Sand Lake Elementary School, Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by Sima Jain, MD, FAAD

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project, Melbourne, Florida
Sponsored by Anthony Porter, MD, FAAD

Wilkinson Junior High School, Middleburg, Florida
Sponsored by Robert Brown, MD

Georgia
Lilburn Elementary School, Lilburn, Georgia
Sponsored by Robert McClure, MD, FAAD

Hawaii
Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii
Sponsored by Robert Shapiro, MD, FAAD

Louisiana
Legion Park Elementary School, Houma, Louisiana
Sponsored by Sarah Haydel, MD, FAAD

Massachusetts
South Shore YMCA, Norwell, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Courtney Czikesa, MD, FAAD

Montana
Columbia Falls Junior High, Columbia Falls, Montana
Sponsored by Thomas George, MD, FAAD

Montana State Parks Foundation, Missoula, Montana
Sponsored by Suzanne Schoelch, MD, FAAD

North Carolina
Brooks Global Studies Elementary School, Greensboro, North Carolina
Sponsored by Karen Gould, MD, FAAD

Northern Elementary School, Greensboro, North Carolina
Sponsored by Susan Stinehelfer, MD, FAAD

Pennsylvania
Methodist Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD

South Carolina
Oakland Elementary School, Charleston, South Carolina
Sponsored by Todd Schlesinger, MD, FAAD

Texas
Amarillo Tri-State Exposition, Amarillo, Texas
Sponsored by Larry Roberts, MD, FAAD

Round Rock Opportunity Center-DAEP, Round Rock, Texas
Sponsored by Ronald Tee, MD, FAAD

West Virginia
Junior Elementary School, Belington, West Virginia
Sponsored by C. Bradley Franz, MD, FAAD


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