The American Academy of Dermatology has awarded 22 organizations with Shade Structure Grants to help install permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. Each Shade Structure Grant is valued up to $8,000.

The 2014 AAD Shade Structure Grant winners include the following organizations:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Cypress, Cypress, California Sponsored by: Elisa Yoo, MD, FAAD

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Sarasota, Florida Sponsored by: Heidi Anderson, MD, FAAD

• Bridlewood Bridlewaves Swim Team, Gainesville, Virginia Sponsored by: Cuong Ha, MD, FAAD

• City View Elementary School, Wichita Falls, Texas Sponsored by: Linda Reinhardt, MD, FAAD

• Courtney’s SandCastle Universal Access Playground, San Clemente, California Sponsored by: Maryam Moinfar, MD, FAAD

• Del Dayo Elementary School PTO, Carmichael, California Sponsored by: Peter J. Lynch, MD, FAAD

• First Steps at Monarch Montessori of Denver, Denver, Colorado Sponsored by: Arun Pathy, MD, FAAD

• Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Sponsored by: Barbara Honig, MD, FAAD

• Kasson School Parent-Teacher Organization, Moatsville, West Virginia Sponsored by: Charles Franz, MD, FAAD

• Lake Wylie Elementary, Charlotte, North Carolina Sponsored by: Meredith Dasher, MD, FAAD

• Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc., Idabel, Oklahoma Sponsored by: Phillip Bandel, MD, FAAD

• London Community Organization/London Municipal Pool, London, Ohio Sponsored by: Angela Shen, MD, FAAD

• Millard Hawk Primary School, Central Square, New York Sponsored by: Ibrahim Tangoren, MD, FAAD

• Morgan Elementary School, Clemmons, North Carolina Sponsored by: Wesley Hawfield, MD, FAAD

• North Topsail Elementary School PTA, Hampstead, North Carolina Sponsored by: James Appel, MD, FAAD

• Oak Grove Elementary School, Lexington, South Carolina Sponsored by: Jim Chow, MD, FAAD • Olde Providence Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina Sponsored by: David Schulman, MD, FAAD

• RSU 18 Atwood Primary School, Oakland, Maine Sponsored by: Peter H. Bouman, MD, FAAD

• Sandstone Elementary PTA, Billings, Montana Sponsored by: Roberta Hawk, MD, FAAD

• Tice Elementary, Houston, Texas Sponsored by: Paula Leis, MD, FAAD

• Wayne Township Preschool, Indianapolis, Indiana Sponsored by: Robert McCallister, MD, FAAD

• YMCA of Broward County-Weston YMCA Family Center, Weston, Florida Sponsored by: Quang Le, MD, FAAD

Since its founding in 2000, the Shade Structure Grant Program has awarded more than 300 shade structure grants to organizations across the country. These structures provide shade for more than half a million individuals each day.This program is part of the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer.