Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation and USA SHADE & Fabric Structures develop Signature Sun Smart shade cover

Top Quote Unprotected playground equipment can get too hot to touch during the summer months, which can lead to children being severely burned. Children who are unprotected from the harmful rays of the sun could face skin cancer. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 09, 2008 - “We have to step up to our responsibility as the leader in the shade industry and join in the Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation’s “Shade Across America” program and provide a cool UV protected area for all children to play regardless of the financial status of the school,” states Basil Haymann, Chairman of USA SHADE & Fabric Structures, the largest shade manufacturer in the world.

    To that end the two organizations have developed a signature 20’x30’ Sun Smart fabric shade cover which will provide ample coverage for playground equipment, seating areas for lunch and learning activities or bleacher seating at sports activities.

    The SHADE ACROSS AMERICA Program is dedicated to supplying shade covers to schools and recreation areas throughout the United States. Mr. William H. Barth, President/CEO, states that, "The Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation is passionate in our effort to protect children from the dangers of the sun, which can lead to a diagnosis of skin cancer as early as in their teens."

    “So we need to educate our youth and, more importantly, keep the fun and shade the sun!” states Barth. “Clearly we are seeing more and younger people with skin cancer and it is our duty as a society to lessen the risk factor for our children. My best friend died recently with lung cancer complicated by skin cancer. Although he was older and the diagnosis would have probably been the same, it is true that had he been protected in childhood from the sun it might have been different. So it is my desire to cover kids, when it really counts,” he adds.

    “Parents, teachers and communities need to work together to help educate and sun protect our kids. It is our responsibility to protect our kids from danger, and so it is my objective, to have shade covers over every playground and sports park in America.

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