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. 2020 winner Whitfield Elementary is working with the Whitfield Home and School Association to create a lasting structure on the grounds of the elementary school.
In 2021, the PAD and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) are partnering for the Sun Safety Poster Contest to have students show their artistic talents in depicting sun safety behavior.
Sun Safety Educational Poster Contest
The Contest is open to students enrolled in Pennsylvania public school grades K-12. One school will be chosen from amongst all submissions and will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a sun safety education program or shade structure at their school. One school will be chosen from amongst all students’ submissions to receive a $5,000 grant to fund a sun safety education program or shade structure at their school.
The Contest is open to students enrolled in Pennsylvania public school grades K-12. The deadline for artwork and applications is Friday, February 2nd, 2024. The winner will be notified on Monday, March 14, 2024.
The winning school of the 2023 Sun Safety Essay Contest is Port Allegany Elementary School. The winning essay was designed by sixth grader Owen Laktash. The school will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a shade structure at their school.
Contact Amy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, email@example.com
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.