Current Projects

Adult Education
With a 45 minute speaking presentation with powerpoint on sun safety and skin cancer detection, Sarah Gray, LSO Foundation Executive Director, is available to meet any group in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Rotary Clubs, Garden Clubs, Associations, Lifeguards, Sorority and Greek Chapter Meetings, high school students, sports teams, etc.). A donation of your choice is appreciated for our time. She will travel anywhere too, with travel compensated to the Foundation.

Children’s Education
Our Children’s Education Program is 30 – 45 minutes consisting of a reading of our children’s book,  Dottie’s Sun Survival Guide,  followed by sun safety and skin cancer education activity. Please contact to organize your child’s classroom visit or consider buying the book and YOU can read it to your child’s classroom! We can provide you with teaching materials to help your visit!

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Past Projects

The Hat Run 5K

We have had 5 successful Hat Runs (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) in Baton Rouge. They brought the city together for a fun and wacky day of sun safety education, hat wearing, skin cancer checking and lots of jambalaya…oh and their was a run too! If you know of a group that would like to adopt the Hat Run, please contact us! It’s all yours with our blessing! We just decided to concentrate on the education programs and not events at this time.


Thank you to the many participants, volunteers, doctors, and of course sponsors that helped us bring the Hat Run to Baton Rouge for the past 5 years! It was an amazing run and we loved hosting this great event for BR!


The Sun Shade Project

We have funded and shaded multiple playgrounds in the Baton Rouge area and learned quite a bit in the process. We are currently not funding any more shade projects, but will have a resource guide for anyone looking to shade their community, park, neighborhood, school or residential playgrounds. Until the guide is ready, please email us and we can share with you what we learned before shading a playground.

Read more on what playgrounds we have shaded here.

Thank you to our friends and sponsors that helped us with our sun shade projects!


The Hat Project

Since 2013, We have visited with over 1,000 lifeguards and outdoor workers in the Baton Rouge area to provide sun safety education and a wide brim upf +50 hat.

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Adult Education Presentations

Since 2013, We have visited with over 5,000 adults in Louisiana to provide them with sun safety education. We have had a few of those educated find their skin cancers after learning their ABCDE’s of melanoma skin cancer!

– LSU Chapter Sororities

– BREC Lifeguards

– BREC park employees

– Baton Rouge Country Club Lifeguards

– University of Louisiana at Monroe: Pharmacy School

– LSU College of Engineering

– LSU College of Graphic Design

– Rotary Club of Downtown Baton Rouge

– Humana Lunch and Learn

– Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge Lunch and Learn


Thank you to our friends at Kismet Cosmetics for sponsoring our sorority visits, the awesome Dermatologists that led presentations with our Executive Director at the sorority chapter meetings, and our great volunteers! *Dr. Kristen Losavio, Dr. Nicole Harrell, Dr. Lindsey Hall, & super volunteer Adele Wiggins. %%%%


Children’s Education Program

We have visited the following classrooms & events:

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Episcopal Elementary School: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade


Thank you to our young author, Arden Koschel, our sponsors, who helped us print our first order of our book, and our great volunteers who lead presentations with our Executive Director in classrooms! * Julie Tota, Ruthie Golden, and super mom Nancy Savoy

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