Reagan Receives Shade Structure Grant

 Reagan PTA has been named the recipient of a 2017 Shade Structure Program Grant by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The grant will provide up to $8,000 for the purchase and installation of a permanent shade structure over the kindergarten play structure.

 Cedar Park dermatologist, Danny Kiang, a member of the Academy, sponsored the grant application.

Children and teens are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun because of their time spent outdoors. Seeking shade is an easy way to reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition to seeking shade, the Academy recommends everyone protect their skin from the sun by covering up and wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

 Once we get the structure installed (hopefully this summer) we will be holding a dedication ceremony for the new shade structure. Watch this space for details.

While skin cancer is highly treatable when caught in its earliest stages, skin cancer can be deadly. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is now the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old, and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.

Since the Academy founded the Shade Structure Grant Program in 2000, more than 320 shade structure grants have been awarded to organizations across the country. These structures provide shade for more than half a million individuals each day.

The Shade Structure Grant Program is part of the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by educating the public about effective skin cancer prevention tips. To learn more about the Shade Structure Grant Program or for ways to prevent and detect skin cancer, visit www.SpotSkinCancer.org.


Reagan Shade Structure Campaign

Our kindergarten/1st Grade/SPED Playground is baking in the sun. Help protect our most vulnerable students by contributing to a shade structure that will cover their playscape.


PTA will thank you with a “Give What you Can” Spirit Stick! Contribute through our e-store.