The Skin Cancer Awareness Foundation wants children across the nation to have shade structures in outdoor play spaces—and will help raise money for shade projects through an online auction. The goal of the auction concept is to help schools, organizations and community groups raise the funding for shade structures. Exposure to ultraviolet rays is considered the most important predictor of skin cancer, and the Foundation wants groups to provide cover in places children play. Auction items will receive national exposure on the Foundation website, through news releases and in an online magazine. The first nationwide auction opened October 1, 2009. Visit www.shadeacrossamerica.com for more information about the campaign.