Jenkintown Borough dedicates new shade structure awarded through American Academy of Dermatology grant

Jenkintown Borough dedicated its new shade structure at Cedar Street Moretti Park on Saturday, November 18.

The structure, funded by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Shade Structure grant program, was built to protect people from overexposure to the sun and will provide 200 square feet of shade.

Board-certified dermatologist, Robert M. Tokarek, MD, FAAD, a member of the AAD, sponsored the Borough’s grant application.
The community effort included Dr. Tokarek, Borough Council, Borough Public Works, Administration and Community Park volunteers. In attendance for the dedication were Council members, Public Works and Boy Scouts Troop 201, Cub Pack 210 and their associated adult community volunteers. These groups had just completed their annual clean-up of the Town Square and were able to join the festivities.

The shade structure grant program is part of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by educating the public about effective skin cancer prevention tips. To learn more about the Shade Structure Grant Program or for ways to prevent and detect skin cancer, visit

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Photos: Jenkintown Borough