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AAD awards shade structure grants

October 1st, 2010 / By: / Awnings & Shades, Industry News

In an effort to encourage communities across the country to Be Sun Smart and prevent skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has awarded grants for the purchase of shade structures to the Chicago Park District and 37 other organizations around the country. In addition to the shade structures, each location will receive a public education sign that lists the AAD “Be Sun Smart” messages, such as seeking shade, applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen and wearing protective clothing. Since 2000, the AAD has awarded 211 shade structure grants to organizations across the U.S., providing shade for more than 157,799 people each day. It is the tenth anniversary of the grant program, open to all nonprofit organizations that serve children and teens under the age of 18.

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