Shade Structure Stories
AAD Shade Structures provide permanent outdoor shade in areas such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces that are not protected from the sun.
Learn more about the impact of this grant program by reading the stories below.
Milagro Center is an after-school and summer camp program that serves economically challenged, academically at-risk children and teens from underserved communities. Learn how AAD's shade structure program helped them stay safe from the sun.
When Florida Academy of Dermatology members, led by Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, learned of an available matching grant from AAD and Neutrogena to build shade structures, they jumped at the chance to provide shade at a local aquatic center.
Bonnie J. Reece, Executive Director of St. Louis Transitional Hope House, was surprised and pleased when the organization received a shade structure grant through the AAD’s Adopt-a-Shade program.
Brad Koller, board president of Miracle League Field of Findlay, was happy to be able to protect both players and their families from sun exposure.
Janelle Khan, an employee at AVDA, saw how important providing shade was for families in need.
Barbara Jo Smith, skin cancer survivor and principal of Juniata Elementary School in DuBois, Pennsylvania, knows the importance of seeking shade.
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