Sunny’s Story

Sunny's Story

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Sunny's Story, written by Ginger Katz is a drug prevention book for all ages. It is a compelling story for children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, teachers and more. Sunny’s Story tells of joyful times and sad times, and of how a dog’s best friend was needlessly lost to drug abuse.

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It is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. The story tells the ups and downs of life with his young master Ian, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter, and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster

Sunny's Story is read at many dinner tables across the country, in schools, libraries, as part of Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Curricula for elementary, middle and high school students as well as a standalone book for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers and professionals in the field of treatment and prevention.

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Current Schedule | Past Presentations: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

For information on past presentations, please contact Ms. Katz via E-mail at gkatz@couragetospeak.org or call 1-877-431-3295. To book a presentation, click here.

Current Presentation Schedule

2002 Presentations

December 17, 2002 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:45 am
December 13, 2002 Amity Jr. High, Woodbridge, CT 7, 8, 9th Grades TBA
December 11, 2002 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:40 am
December 10, 2002 The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Banquet Members 5:30 pm
December 9, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, December 9, 2002, at 7:00 PM at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
November 26, 2002 King & Low-Heywood Thomas School (KLHT) Parents 7:00 pm
November 26, 2002 King & Low-Heywood Thomas School (KLHT) 6, 7 and 8 Grades 7:45 am
November 13, 2002 Children Center, New Haven, CT Children and Parents 7:00 pm
November 13, 2002 Notre Dame, Fairfield, CT 9, 10, 11 and 12th Grades 9:00 am
November 11, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, November 11, 2002, at 7:00 pm at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 to 9:00 pm
November 11, 2002 Westport Boy Scouts, Westport, CT Children and Parents 7:00 pm
November 9, 2002 El Camino United Methodist Church, 718 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Community 3:00 pm
November 2, 2002 Seventh Day Aventists Church, South Norwalk, CT Community 3:00 pm
October 29, 2002 Fairfield Woods Middle School, Fairfield, CT Parents TBA
October 28, 2002 Fairfield Woods Middle School, Fairfield, CT 7 and 8th Grades TBA
October 24, 2002 Somers High School, Somers NY Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Classes TBA
October 23, 2002 Somers High School, Somers NY Parents 7:00 pm
October 14, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, October 14, 2002, at 7:00 pm at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse
7:00 to 8:30 pm
October 11, 2002 Wilbur Cross, Bridgeport, CT 5th and 6th Grades 9:30 am
October 9, 2002 Friends Academy, Locus Valley, LI 9, 10, 11 and 12th Grades TBA
October 9, 2002 Friends Academy, Locus Valley, LI 6, 7, 8th Grades TBA
October 8, 2002 Friends Academy, Locus Valley, LI Parents 7:15 pm
October 7, 2002 Bethany Junior High, Bethany, CT 7, 8, 9th Grades 9:45 am
October 4, 2002 Staples HS, Westport, CT Juniors 12:40 pm
October 3, 2002 The Courage to Speak Foundation is proud to announce that Governor Rowland has declared October 3, 2002, as “The Courage to Speak Day,” in recognition of the important work of the drug-prevention organization throughout the state of Connecticut. The proclamation will be formally presented by Dr. Thomas Kirk, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Addiction Services and Mental Health, Wednesday, October 2nd at 3:30 p.m. in the commercial real-estate office of Larry Katz, 3 Quincy Street in Norwalk (2nd floor). All are welcome 3:30 pm
October 3, 2002 Staples HS, Westport, CT Juniors 10:59 am
September 23, 2002 Tim Quinn WICC Radio Community 9 to 10 am
September 10, 2002 University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT Student Body 7:30 pm
September 9, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group Monday, September 9, 2002, at the new location 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family members to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 to 8:30 pm
August 22, 2002 Channel 13, Skye Cable TV Vewing Audience 50,000 7:00 pm
August 15, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group Monday, August 15, 202, at the new location 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family members to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 to 8:30 pm
June 15, 2002 Norwalk 7th Day Adventist Church, Norwalk, CT Community 6:00 pm
June 11, 2002 New Opportunities, Inc., Waterbury, CT Community 2:30 pm
June 10, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group Monday, June 10, 202, at the new location 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family members to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 to 8:30 pm
June 8, 2002 Norwalk 7th Day Adventist Church, Norwalk CT-award acceptance Community 12:00 pm
June 3, 2002 WEBE 108 Radio Station – Courage to Speak Program Interview Community 9:00 to 10:00 am
May 30, 2002 Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT presentation of the Courage to Speak Scholarship Award Students and Parents 6:00 pm
May 29, 2002 Wilbur Cross, Bridgeport, CT 6,7 and 8th Grades 9:30 am
May 15, 2002 Rippowan Middle School, Stamford 6th grade TBA
May 13, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group Monday, May 13, 202, at the new location 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family members to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 to 8:30 pm
May 7, 2002 Staples HS, Westport, CT Juniors 7:30 am
May 6, 2002 Staples HS, Westport, CT Juniors 9:20 am
May 3, 2002 Staples HS, Westport, CT Juniors 11:00 am
May 2, 2002 Sacred Heart, Stamford, CT 9,10,11 and 12 Grades 10:15 am
May 1, 2002 Amity Regional HS, Woodbridge, CT Parents 7:30 pm
April 29, 2002 New Beginnings, Bridgeport, CT Community 2:00 pm
April 24, 2002 Saint Gabriel, Stamford, CT 6, 7 and 8th Grades 9:30 am
April 12, 2002 Pride, Inc. Internation Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio Students and Parents 12:00 pm
April 8, 2002 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting Monday, April 8, 2002, at a new location, 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT, 06850. The group encourages all family members to attend. For further information call 1-877-431-3295. Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 8:30 pm
April 8, 2002 Branford High School, Branford, CT All Students TBA
April 5, 2002
Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT
The Courage to Speak All Star Basketball Classic fundraiser featuring Connecticut All Star Girl basketball players, The Hot Shot VS Community Leaders in the half time event know as the “Battle of the Sexes” and a foul shooting and slam dunk contest for all ages.
Community
6:00 pm
April 3, 2002 Old Saybrook High School, Old Saybrook, CT Parents 7:00 pm
April 3, 2002 Old Saybrook High School, Old Saybrook, CT All Classes 12:45 pm
April 3, 2002 WLIS/WMRD News, Old Saybrook Community 11:30 am
March 29, 2002 Norwalk, CT
The Hour newspaper 16 page special addition will feature the Courage to Speak All Star Basketball Classic event, program for April 5, 2002, sponsors and prevention message.
March 28, 2002 Broadview Middle School, Danbury, CT 7th and 8th Grades 11:30 am
March 27, 2002 WEBE 108, Bridgeport, CT Community 9:30 am
March 26, 2002 ARI in Bridgeport Community 11:00 am
March, 19 2002 Washington DC, Supreme Court Press Conference for the Amicus Brief, drug testing in schools 10:00am
March, 14 2002 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 12:25pm
March, 6 2002 Rotary of Bridgeport, Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, CT Members 7:30am
March, 6 2002 Madison Middle School, Trumbull, CT 40 students, alternative program 10:00am
March, 5 2002 Notre Dame, Fairfield, CT Parents 7:00pm
February 25-27, 2002 US Dept. of Justice, Weed and Seed Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana – by invitation of the Drug Enforcement Agency Weed and Seed Participants 2:45-4pm &
4:15-5:30pm
February 15, 2002 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:25am
February 13, 2002 Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7 and 8 Grades 9:00pm
February 11, 2002 The Courage to Speak support group is having their next meeting on Monday, February 11, 2002, from 7-8:30 PM at Professional Realty office, 16 River Street, Norwalk. The group also encourages other family members to attend. For further information contact Ginger Katz at 1-877-431-3295. Parents who have lost children due to substance abuse 7-8:30pm
February 6, 2002 Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk, CT Parents 7:00pm
February 6, 2002 Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY All Students 10:00am
January 28, 2002 Rotary, Norwalk, CT Community 12:00 noon
January 24, 2002 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals, “Key Note Speaker”, Reno, Nevada
This organization consist of lawyers, judges, law enforcement and other people in the prevention and treatment field
12:00pm
January 22, 2002 Hawthorn, Nevada Middle and High School and Parents 9:00am, 11:00am, 5:00pm
January 15, 2002 Norwalk Community Health Center, Norwalk, CT Community 6:00pm
January 9, 2002 Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT Parents 7:00pm
January 9, 2002 Community Solutions, Norwalk, CT Middle and High School Students 3:30pm
January 4, 2002 Rotary, Westport, CT Community 7:30am

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