Our Mission: "Saving Lives By Empowering Youth To Be Drug Free And Encouraging Parents

To Communicate Effectively With Their Children About The Dangers Of Drugs"

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Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Presents

The Courage to Speak® Foundation Presentation

 “A Lesson That Could Save Your Childs Life”


FAIRFIELD, CT., Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7PM – ARE YOU AFRAID YOUR CHILD MAY BE USING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL?  NOT SURE HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE?  Greenfield Hill Congregational Church invites all parents and concerned adults to come and hear a powerful presentation by Ginger Katz who founded The Courage to Speak® Foundation with her husband Larry Katz in 1996, shortly after they lost their son, Ian to a drug overdose.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONGST OUR TEENS IS REAL AND IS HAPPENNING RIGHT HERE IN FAIRFIELD, CT.  This is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to help fight substance abuse and save the lives of young people.  Since 1996, Ginger has given over 1,000 presentations nationally to hundreds of thousands of parents and students.


·         Understanding why kids use drugs

·         Signs to look for, Addiction and its impact on families

·         Alcohol and drug prevention

·         The code of silence and its dangers

·         Learning how to recognize risky behaviors

·         What to do if your child is using drugs including alcohol

The Courage to Speak® Foundation mission is “Saving lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs.” For more information on The Courage to Speak Foundation, visit www.couragetospeak.org

This event is open to the community.  Ginger will also be speaking to the GHCC SPF group of teens 9th through 12th grade on March 7th at 6:30 PM  

About Greenfield Hill Congregational Church:

The Greenfield Hill Congregational Church is located at 1045 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield, and was founded in 1725 and has grown to a membership of almost 1000 members.  Led by Rev. Dr. David Rowe and Rev. Dr. Alida Ward, the church is a vibrant and effective community with the feel of a small town.  Members come from many religious backgrounds and find their church home at Greenfield Hill where they are greeted with the respect and encouragement needed to grow their faith. With a very active mission serving others from their own backyard to halfway around the world and through a very lively Sunday school, legendary youth work, numerous volunteer opportunities, and a "can-do" spirit, anything is possible within the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church.For more information, visit us at www.GreenfieldHillChurch.com or www.facebook.com/greenfieldhillcongregationalchurch, email info@greenfieldhillchurch.com or call 203.259.5596.

About The Courage to Speak® Foundation:

The Courage To Speak® Foundation exists to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free through fostering education and open communication about the dangers of alcohol and other drug use. Ginger Katz founded the nonprofit organization in 1996, just months after her 20 year old son Ian James Eaccarino died of an accidental drug overdose. She and her husband Larry pledged to do everything in their power to help prevent such a tragedy from happening to another family. The Courage to Speak Foundation develops drug prevention curriculum for elementary (based on Sunny's Story), middle and high school students as well as for parents through Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101. Ms. Katz has given nearly 1,000 presentations to over a million young people and the adults who care about them. Please visit www.couragetospeak.org <http://www.sunnysstory.com 

Press contact: Janet Nazarian

Phone: 203-258-0402 Email:  jlnazarian@gmail.com

The Courage to Speak®Foundation, 71 East Avenue, Suite M, Norwalk, CT 06851     203-831-9700 TOLL FREE: (877) 431-3295