The Courage to Speak® Foundation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2014
CONTACT: Ginger Katz
The Courage to Speak Foundation Announces Dates of Drug Awareness Presentations, in Participation for SAMHSA Third Annual National Prevention Week 2014.
Ginger Katz, CEO and founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, will be presenting “From Marijuana to Opiates,” on May 19 at Briggs High School in Norwalk, CT, “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 20 at Brookside Elementary in Norwalk, CT and “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 21 at Madison Elementary in Bridgeport, CT.
The Courage to Speak Foundation is proud to be one of many organizations around the country that are encouraging people to make a difference in their communities and lives as part of the Substance Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) third annual National Prevention Week 2014 (NPW).
National Prevention Week is a nationwide health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. NPW works to emphasize how prevention education can be woven into all aspects of our lives- including where and how we live, learn, work, and play — and that everyone has a role in creating a healthier nation.
Ms. Katz and her husband, Larry Katz, founded The Courage to Speak® Foundation after their son, Ian Eaccarino, tragically died of a heroin overdose. Their foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Norwalk, CT, whose mission is "to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs,” in an effort to prevent other families from enduring the pain of losing a loved one to drug addiction.
For more information about The Courage to Speak Foundation or the school presentations, please contact Virginia “Ginger” Katz at (877-431-3295), by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.couragetospeak.org.
For additional information regarding The National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), visit http://www.samhsa.gov/ and for information on National Prevention Week 2014, visit http://beta.samhsa.gov/prevention-week.