- By Yolanda Miller
- Posted Monday, March 22, 2010
Youth Advocates Host Kick Butts Day Carnival
The Forsyth County TRU (Tobacco.Reality.Unfiltered) Youth Advisory Council is having the second Kick Butts Day Carnival at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club here in Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 27th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This is a day for the entire community to speak out against youth tobacco use and initiation, and to stand up for youth tobacco prevention in Forsyth County. The Youth Advisory Council is hosting this event for youth, parents, and families, and it is FREE. There will be lots of fun educational activities, popcorn, and prizes. You will also get a chance to hear from a cancer survivor and how using tobacco has affected her.
Come out and join us as we work towards the first generation of tobacco-free teens in North Carolina. For more information contact Yalonda Miller at 336-703-3147.
We look forward to seeing you there!
View/Print the Kick Butts Day Carnival Flyer - English
View/Print the Kick Butts Day Carnival Flyer - Spanish
Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered., commonly known as TRU, uses testimonials of real North Carolina teens as well as hard-hitting facts to dissuade youth from using tobacco. Funded at $65 million from HWTF, this grassroots initiative includes the TRU media campaign, as well as a grant programs to organizations working in all 100 counties to reduce teen tobacco use. To find out more about TRU, please visit www.realityunfiltered.com
About the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund:
The NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund makes North Carolina stronger, both physically and economically, by funding programs that promote preventive health. Created by the General Assembly in 2000 to allocate a portion of North Carolina's share of the national tobacco settlement, HWTF has invested $199 million to support preventive health initiatives and $102 million to fund prescription drug assistance programs. For more information, please visit www.HealthWellNC.com.