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Making The Outdoors Safer for Communities: The American Academy of Dermatology Announces 2009 AAD Shade Structure Program Grant Recipients
Date:8/12/2009

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 2009 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 David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy. "Combined, these 34 shade structures will be used by more than 16,687 individuals every day. The Academy is proud to work with these organizations to reinforce the importance of protecting the skin when outdoors."

The recipients of the 2009 AAD Shade Structure Program grants are:

  • Amelia Earhart Elementary, Goddard, Kansas, sponsored by Steven M. Passman, MD, FAAD
  • Anthony Wayne Rehabilitation Center for Handicapped and Blind, Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., sponsored by Jennifer L. Hobbs, MD, FAAD
  • Bay View Elementary School, Monterey, Calif., sponsored by Joseph R. Rheim, MD, FAAD
  • Bear Exploration Center, Montgomery, Ala., sponsored by John L. Anthony MD, FAAD
  • Buncombe County Schools Foundation, Inc.,
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