Chicago Area Shade Structures to be Dedicated

Chicago Area Shade Structures to be Dedicated image

The Deerfield Park District on Monday dedicates Shade Structures installed at Jewett Park Preschool Playground. 

Len Kasper, the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, leads the dedication and will share his personal message, inspiring others to understand the importance of sun protection. Representatives from the Deerfield Park District, Deerfield Park Foundation, Dr. Amy Brodsky, her family and staff, and Deerfield Park District Summer Campers will also participate.

In a statement, the Deerfield Park District says it is truly grateful for the generous donation made in January 2020 that allowed the Park District to purchase the structures and want to thank Dr. Amy Brodsky for her continued work to improve sun protection safety. 

In 2012, Dr. Brodsky founded Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation, Inc. (PSPF), a philanthropic endeavor born out of her passion for skin cancer prevention and desire to educate others about effective sun protection for children. Dr. Brodsky’s message through The Derm, a medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology group serving the greater Northshore communities, revolves around the benefits of daily sunscreen application and recognizing the signs of sun damage and the importance of dermatological care and treatments. 

Local businesses that will join in the dedication celebration, include Nothing Bundt Cakes and Tropical Smoothie Café. L’Oréal cosmetics will supply trade size sunscreens to attendees and Jeff Bizar of Bizar Entertainment will provide musical entertainment for the dedication. 

Additionally, information will be passed out to attendees about The Sun Hero Program which will debut in the Fall of 2021. The program mission is to raise awareness of the importance of adequate sun protection in early childhood, increase adoption of sun-protective clothing, regular sunscreen application and sun-safety habits and motivate change to reduce the amount of skin cancer in our lifetime. The Sun Hero Program is sponsored by CeraVe & La Roche-Posay in collaboration with Dr. Amy Brodsky. 

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