junction with the Arizona
Diamondbacks and the Arizona Department of
Health. Thousands of school children learned
sunsafety by drawing a SunWise
poster for the contest. That same year,
Shonda was awarded the Girl Scout World of
Humanity Award by the Arizona Cactus – Pine
Girl Scout Council. In her honor they lunched
the SHADE Badge for scouts to earn.
In 2004, SHADE’s east
coast presence became known when Shonda moved
to Boston, MA as her husband began pitching
with the Boston Red Sox. Shonda partnered
SHADE with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
to launch the SHADE
Prevention Initiative in MA. She was recognized
nationally with the Speaker Thomas J. “Tip” O’Neill,
Jr. Award for Public Service by the Greater
Boston Federal Executive Board. Shonda teamed
up SHADE Foundation with the Boston Red Sox
to begin the SunWise Poster Contest in Massachusetts,
which again resulted in overwhelming
success. Thousands of students entered
the contest and learned skin cancer
prevention techniques. The American
Academy of Dermatology recognized
Shonda’s awareness efforts with
an individual achievement Gold
Triangle Award. She was given the Alumni of
the Year Award from Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
and received the Outstanding Fundraiser Award
by the Association of Professional Fundraisers.
In 2005, Shonda ran the PF
N Roll Marathon and the Boston Marathon
raising $150,000 for The Shade Foundation.
Shonda graciously accepted an honorary
doctorate degree in public service
from Framingham State College. She was awarded
the exceptional women’s award for
community service by Boston
radio sttion Magic 106.7. Shonda testified
before the Arizona state legislatures
in an effort to help pass the current
law requiring schools to teach the SunWise
curriculum in the state of Arizona.
Shonda and her family appeared in a public
service print advertisement
promoting sunsafety in Sports Illustrated’s
popular swimsuit issue and in
a television PSA that aired
in New England and around the country.
In 2006, Shonda finished her
2nd Boston Marathon on behalf of the SHADE
Foundation. She received an honorary Doctor
of Humane Letters degree from Merrimack College
and was given the Lady Baden Powell Good
Scout Award by the Boston Minuteman Council.
the Play It Smart When It Comes to the Sun
program with MLB and reached millions
of Americans with her sun safety message
during media appearances with Geraldo
At Large, Women’s World Magazine among
other local channels across the country.
Most recently Shonda received the 2009 EPA
Ozone Layer Protection Award.
Shonda continues to
be involved in SHADE and spread her passion
for skin cancer awareness and sun
safety. She completed the 2009 Chicago
Marathon for team SHADE and continues
to appear at SHADE functions and events.
Shonda Michelle Brewer grew
up in Maryland and graduated from Towson
State College majoring in journalism. She
worked in television production
for Home Team Sports in Baltimore until marrying
Curt Schilling in 1992. They have four children:
Gehrig, (5/27/95), Gabriella, (5/22/97), Grant,
(10/13/99) and Garrison, (6/27/02). The family
resides in Medfield, MA.