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AAD Children's Programs help ensure kids protect and care for their skin through our AAD Shade Structure Grant Program, teach them empathy for those with different skin through our Good Skin Knowledge materials, or help kids with chronic skin conditions have a life-changing experience through Camp Discovery.


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Your gift will be matched this #GivingTuesday! Thanks to the generosity of AAD member Franziska Ringpfeil, MD, FAAD, your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. Make your gift this #GivingTuesday and your donation will go twice as far!

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Shade Structure Program

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The shade structure grant is allowing our elementary school to provide an area that students can enjoy during outdoor recreation time, and more importantly, protect the health of children and staff by making shade available and encouraging continued sun safety education. As a rural school district in an area with limited access to medical care, we believe the grant is invaluable and the shade will help save lives over time through skin cancer prevention. We are very appreciative.

─ Ashton Clayborn, Quinton Elementary School, Shade Structure Grant recipient


Camp Discovery

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I started going to Camp Discovery because I have vitiligo, but right before I went — only a few weeks before — all my eyelashes fell out. It turned out that I have alopecia, too, which is another thing you might see kids at camp have. When I went to camp right after I was diagnosed, I met a few kids with alopecia who had no hair. Without them even knowing it, seeing her and other kids with alopecia who were confident and happy showed me that I could be confident and happy with alopecia, too. They showed me that I didn’t have to be nervous or shy about it. I guess what I really mean to say is that it’s so comforting to see other kids like you when you’re at Camp Discovery.

─ Silas DeHaven, a twelve-year-old who recently enjoyed his fourth year at Camp Discovery


Good Skin Knowledge

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It’s not easy to understand the long-term consequences of sun exposure at a young age. That’s why we found the AAD’s Good Skin Knowledge program on sun safety so important. During our weekly sessions with Girl Scout troops across Houston, Texas, we covered topics from skin health to plants and bugs. It’s our hope that instilling this knowledge at a young age can make a lasting impact on the health of the girls in the program and countless others they encounter in the future.

─ Medical students Jayci Givens and Joanne Jacob

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Learn more about the AAD’s Children’s Programs

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Shade Structure Program

AAD Shade Structures bring sun safety to local communities by providing permanent outdoor shade in areas that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces.

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery provides children with chronic skin conditions a sense of community and fun. Campers make friends, find acceptance, and are free to be themselves.

Good Skin Knowledge

The Good Skin Knowledge youth education campaign provides free resources to educators to teach children ages 8-10 and 11-13 about acne, skin health, and sun protection.