Applications Available Today for 2009 AAD Shade Structure Program
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the ways to protect yourself from the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun is to seek shade, especially during the peak sun hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, for many daycare centers, schools and recreational organizations, these hours are prime times for outdoor educational programs and recess. To assist schools and organizations in creating sun-safe educational and play areas, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) provides grants for shade structures.
Today the Academy announced the recipients of the 2008 AAD Shade Structure Program grants.
"The Academy is pleased to award grants to these organizations which
have outdoor areas in need of shade and that have demonstrated a commitment
to sun safety," said dermatologist C. William Hanke, MD, FAAD, president of
the Academy. "Combined, these 37 shade structures will be used by more than
23,427 individuals every day. The Academy is proud to work with these
organizations to reinforce the importance of protecting the skin when
The recipients of the 2008 AAD Shade Structure Program grants are:
* Acres Green Elementary, Littleton, Colo.
* Bowman Elementary School, Lexington, Mass.
* Boys & Girls Club of Hutchinson/Kids After School, Inc., Hutchinson,
* Byng Junior High School, Ada, Okla.
* Cecile B. Essrig Elementary School, Tampa, Fla.
* Champaign County Head Start, Urbana, Ill.
* Christ the King Catholic School, Norfolk, Va.
* City of Rexburg, Rexburg, Idaho
* Gainesville Parks and Recreation, Gainesville, Ga.
* Grand Mesa Middle School, Grand Junction, Colo.
* Handi Kids, Assonet, Mass.
* Huffaker Elementary School, Reno, Nev.
* Junior League of Macon, Macon, Ga.
* La Purisima Catholic School, Orange, Calif.
* Laura B. Spra
|SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology|
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