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Sun safety a priority at Butterfield Elementary

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Butterfield Elementary School students and their new shade structure (Source: Marana Unified School District) Butterfield Elementary School students and their new shade structure (Source: Marana Unified School District)
Butterfield Elementary School students and their new shade structure (Source: Marana Unified School District) Butterfield Elementary School students and their new shade structure (Source: Marana Unified School District)
MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Students at Butterfield Elementary will be able to play outside with a little more shade this school year. 

Last year in April, the school received an $8,000 grant from the American Academy of Dermatology to help install a permanent shade structure on school grounds. 

MUSD officials stated the importance of teaching students about sun-safety and skin cancer awareness, as well as the necessity for outdoor activity and exercise for children's health, when they applied for the grant from the AAD Shade Structure Grant Program.

The dedication ceremony took place Friday morning with several students thanking the AAD for the funds to purchase and install the new shade structure. 

For more on the grant program click here - http://www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer/what-we-do/shade-structure-grant-program

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