The Deerfield Park District will host a dedication on June 28 at 10 am of the Shade Structures installed at Jewett Park Preschool Playground. The Playground is located on the north side of the Jewett Park Community Center adjacent to the circle drive.
Community members are invited to join representatives from the Deerfield Park District, Deerfield Park Foundation, Dr. Amy Brodsky, her family and staff and Deerfield Park District Summer Campers. We are 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.
Outdoor sun exposure and sunscreen application is a perfect fit to share with our summer campers and their families as the park district mission is to provide recreational experiences, many in an outdoor setting.
Local businesses that will join in the celebration include Nothing Bundt Cakes and Tropical Smoothie Café that will pass out free samples to attendees. 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 & LaRoche-Posay in collaboration with Dr. Amy Brodsky.
The dedication will be led by Len Kasper, the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, who will share his personal message, inspiring others to understand the importance of sun protection.