The Academy lends a helping hand in Joplin
The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011 left a trail of destruction in its wake. Relief workers and Joplin residents alike are working together to rebuild the city, spending many hours in the summer sun.
In order to shield those putting Joplin back together from the harsh rays of the sun, the Academy reached out to companies and secured donations of sunscreen and hats. We extend our thanks to the following companies for both their generosity and their quick response to meet this urgent need:
- Coolibar, Inc.
- Fallene Ltd.
- Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company
- Niadyne, Inc.
Over the past 13 years, the Academy, Major League Baseball®, and the Major League Baseball Players Association have partnered to raise awareness about the importance of sun safety and the early detection of skin cancer through the Play Sun Smart™ program.
Each participant who is screened will receive acomplimentary assortment of consumer products, along with important information on sun safetyfrom the Academy. In keeping with the Academy’s sun-safety recommendations, sunscreens must provide broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) coverage and be rated SPF 30 or higher. Therefore, only products meeting these new guidelines will be accepted.
Product donations are requested in the fall/winter of each year for the upcoming baseball season. Companies receive recognition on signage at the Annual and Summer Academy Meetings, in the Leaders in Giving Annual Report, and on the Development and the AAD website.
If you are interested in donating products, please contact AADdevelopment@aad.org.
Del-Ray Dermatologicals, A division of Crown Laboratories, Inc.*
Other 2013 In-Kind Gifts
AAD Camp Discovery
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
Innovative Inflatables, A division of Evan Taback Entertainment
Project Linus - West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, IL Chapter