Shade the Kids
Join Us in Changing the Future of Arizona
For every patient we have the privilege to see, a part of our revenue directly contributes to building a shade structure at an elementary school in Arizona. It’s simple: when you take care of your skin with us, you’re also giving back. Helping yourself and the next generation.
The Stark Reality of Skin Cancer
- Statistic 1: 23% of average accumulated sun exposure occurs before the age of 18.
- Statistic 2: At least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer.
- Statistic 3: Arizona’s estimated rate of annual melanoma cases per 100,000 residents was 42.3 in 2022, compared with the national rate of 29.9.
Skin cancer is no longer just an ailment of the older generations. Younger individuals are facing rising skin cancer rates, making early prevention crucial.
Why Shade Structures?
Exposure to the sun’s UV rays during childhood can significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. By providing shade structures, we:
- Reduce Direct Sun Exposure: Lessen the chances of harmful UV exposure during peak sun hours.
- Encourage Outdoor Activities: Ensure children can play and learn outside without constant sun exposure.
- Instill Sun Safety Habits: Shade structures serve as daily reminders of the importance of sun safety.
Education is Empowerment
We don’t just want to provide shade; we aim to enlighten. Our team actively engages with schools, offering sessions on sun safety, teaching students about:
- The importance of sunscreen and reapplication.
- Recognizing harmful UV exposure times.
- Early detection methods and regular skin checks.
Together, with your help, we aim to create a sun-safe generation, decreasing skin cancer rates and potentially saving lives in the coming decades.
How You Make a Difference
When you choose Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group:
- You Receive Expert Care: Benefit from our top-tier dermatological services and guidance.
- We Fund Shade Structures: A portion of your consultation fee contributes directly to building shade structures.
- Children Get a Safer Tomorrow: Arizona’s youth get both protection and education, steering them towards a brighter, sun-safe future.
In essence, by looking after your skin, you’re casting a protective shadow over countless young lives.
Follow us on social media (@psdermgroup and @shadethekids) to follow our impact!