adopt-a-shade-header-600px.jpgEach year, the AAD’s Shade Structure Grant Program receives hundreds of applications from very qualified schools and community non-profits seeking shade over their outdoor areas, but there are a limited number of grants available. Now, you can help extend the reach of this important program while increasing your visibility in your local community.

The Adopt-a-Shade Program provides an opportunity for an individual or group/practice to fund a shade structure by choosing from these worthy applicants. By participating, you’ll be providing a sun safe area for children to play, and helping to raise skin cancer awareness.

As an Adopt-a-Shade donor, your generosity will be recognized with a sign posted at the finished structure that includes your name or logo. You’ll also be recognized in Aspire magazine.

For more information on how you or your practice can adopt a shade structure and be recognized in your community, call Sandra Perez at (847) 240-1037 or email

Adopt-a-Shade donors share why they wanted to bring shade to their communities