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Brian Poe

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Review for Shade Foundation Of America, New Port Richey, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the opportunity to watch the SHADE Foundation grow from a small group in Scottsdale Arizona to a Nationwide effort and campaign that educates children and adults on the much needed Melanoma Skin Cancer awareness and prevention through out classrooms, and congress across the US.

What started as grassroots has spread to humble yet effective national efforts that have gone as far as the White House to support the cause. From playground awnings and classroom education through poster contests to handing out sunscreen and doing free screenings at some of the nations largest baseball parks and marathons the SHADE Foundation is driven to spread the word about Melanoma Prevention to all walks of life.

It has made me very proud to be a part of the SHADE Foundation's efforts for the past several years and I have loved watching the group go from a small cookout in a park in AZ to seeing them promote prevention from coast to coast and in over 38 states. And it's really just a few people in one office that have created this massive amount of awareness.

If I may quote Shonda Schilling as she once spoke at an event: "Remember way back in the early 70's when people didn't think their kids needed to wear a seat belt in the car? Well, we're trying to do the same thing to teach children and parents alike that wearing sunscreen should be as common as putting on your seat belt."

Role:  Volunteer & Handed out sunscreen, participated in fundraisers as a chef, helped to organize events.