Public Health Education Fund
The Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (PAD) is dedicated to actively educating Pennsylvania’s youth about sun safety. To further its mission, the PAD created the Sun Defense Essay Contest as a way to engage elementary school students about the dangers of overexposure to the sun.
Sun Defense Essay Contest
How the contest works: Participating elementary schools have their students write an essay, 500 words or less, about the reasons people should protect themselves from the sun. Each school selects “one” winner from its student body to represent the school in the contest. The winning essay for 2018 was submitted from Rostraver Elementary School in Westmoreland County.
The deadline for the 2020 contest will be March 27, 2020. Click here to download information on the 2020 essay contest.
Contribute to the Fund
The PAD Public Health Education Fund provides the grant to the school that wins our Sun Defense Essay Contest. We accept financial contributions from corporations and individuals to support this worthy program. Because the PAD Public Health Education Fund is administered by The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, a 501(c)3 organization, all contributions are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.