Protecting children from the damaging effects of the sun is our goal.

Play time should be safe time.

Made for Shade

Made for Shade is the heart and soul of Dr. Lycia Thornburg and her partners at Rapid City Medical Center's The Skin Institute. Dedicated to sheltering children from the damaging effects of the sun while fostering a love of outdoor play, Dr. Thornburg and her team of volunteers, with the Made for Shade organization, have funded and supported 15 shade structures in the Black Hills since 2007.

June 20th - Arrowhead

2024 Event

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