School Wins Shade Grant

From Melanoma Group

Students at the West Tisbury School have won a $1,500 shade grant from the Melanoma Foundation of New England for designing a television spot to promote protecting skin from the sun.

The school was selected as a winner among hundreds of entries. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, the foundation will present the school with a grant to use toward creating shade, such as planting trees.

Foundation spokeswoman Amy Miller said the spot will be shown at health exhibitions and also will be placed on the foundation’s Web site.

The Melanoma Foundation of New England is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about prevention, early detection and helping patients and their caregivers cope with melanoma, the cancer most often diagnosed in the United States.