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
Winner: The winning school of the 2021 Sun Safety Poster Contest is Lower Moreland High School. The winning artwork was designed by 11th grader Emily Kuoch. The school will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a shade structure at their school.
2022 Sun Safety Poster Contest
2022 Sun Safety Poster Contest, click here for more information! Accepting Applications NOW
Submissions or Questions can be directed to
Amy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.