Public Health Education Fund
mericThe 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
How the contest works: Participating schools have their students draw a poster promoting sun safety. One student and school will be chosen amongst all the submission and will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a sun safety education program or shade structure at their school.
The deadline for the 2021 contest will be October 15, 2021. Click here to download information on the 2021 poster 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.