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

2004 Presentations

January 12, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, January 12, 2004, 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
January 22, 2004 YMCA Norwalk, CT, Courage To Speak – Award Recipient Community 7-9:00 pm
January 24, 2004 Grace Baptist Church, Norwalk, CT Community 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
January 24, 2004 Side By Side Community School Annual Event at The Children’s Museum (guest speaker) Community TBA
February 2, 2004
(snow date 3rd)
Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT Freshman 8:15 am
February 6, 2004 Finley School, Huntington, LI 7th Grade TBA
February 9, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, February 9, 2004, 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
Feburary 10, 2004 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:15 pm
Feburary 12, 2004 Allen Stevenson School, New York 6th to 8th Grade 7:00 pm
Feburary 13, 2004 Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum Workshop Teachers, Facilitators and Councelers 8:00 am
Feburary 25, 2004 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:40 am
Feburary 26, 2004 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:20 pm
March 8, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, March 8, 2004, 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
March 22, 2004 West Rock Middle School, Norwalk, CT Parent component of the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum 7:00 pm
March 23, 2004 Whealtey School, LI – Middle School 6th, 7th, 8th Grades 9:00 am
March 23, 2004 Whealtey School, LI Parents 7:00 pm
March 24, 2004 Whealtey School, LI – High School 8,9, 10, 11, 12th Grades 9 and 10:30 am
April 2, 2004 Announcing the Courage to Speak Basketball Classic 2003 fundraiser at Norwalk HS (doors open 6 pm) featuring CT All Star Gils basketball players go head to head on the court and The Hot Shot (CT Senior Olympic Basketball Team) VS The Big Shot (community male leaders) in the half time event know as the “Battle of the Sexes” and foul shooting and slam dunk contest for all ages. See link under fundraiser.
Community Doors Open 6:00 pm
April 12, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, February 10, 2002, at 7:00 pm at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information E-mail us at gkcourage@aol.com
Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 7:00 to 8:30 pm
April 22, 2004 The Partenship for a Drug Free America Annual Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, New York City
April 27, 2004 John Read Middle School Parents 7:00 pm
April 28, 2004 Immaculate High School, Danbury, CT Parents & Students 6:00 pm
April 29, 2004 Brookside Elementary School, Norwalk, CT Parents 7:00 pm
May 4, 2004 Staples High School – Westport, CT Juniors 8:45 am
May 5, 2004 Staples High School – Westport, CT Juniors 10:50 am
May 7, 2004 Staples High School – Westport, CT Juniors 1:20 pm
May 10, 2004 Staples High School – Westport, CT Juniors TBA
May 10, 2004 Staples High School – Westport, CT Juniors TBA
June 16, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Wednesday, June 16 2004, at 1:00 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 1:00 pm
July 14, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Wednesday, July 14 2004, at 12:00 pm. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
August 9, 2004 The Ian Eaccarino Memorial 9 miler race Calf Pasture Beach 8:00 am
August 18, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
August 31, 2004 Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum Workshop for Teachers and the Courage To Speak Team 8:00 am
September 9, 2004 Briggs HS, Norwalk, CT All Classes 11:30 am
September 14, 2004 THE RIBBON CUTTING and DEA Target America exhibit-OPEN TO PUBLIC – Press conference and Ribbon Cutting-Present at the podium- John Walters, Drug Czar, ONDCP, former Mayor Giuliani, Senator Schumer, Dr. Nora Volkow, Director (NIDA), Karen Tandy, DEA Director, Ginger Katz, President of the Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc. at ONE TIME SQUARE The main purpose/goal is to educate the public about the impact on America families regarding the consequence of drugs in our society 10:00 am
September 15, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
September 21, 2004 Briggs High School, Norwalk, CT The Courage To Speak presentation followed by Dr. Bogusia Moline facilitating grief workshop 9:00 am
September 29, 2004 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL IN BRIDGEPORT, CT-Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) which includes several organizations but mainly the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, the Trumbull Chamber of Commerce and the Stratford Chamber of Commerce Presentation will take place at High on the Hog Restaurant at 8 am. For more information email gkcourage@aol.com 8:00 am
September 30, 2004 “The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum for Middle Schools Press Conference” at Norwalk City Hall including Mayor Alex Knopp, Chief of Police Harry Rilling, Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools, Middle School Principals, Courage To Speak Board Members, Service Organizations, Corporations, concerned parents, Ginger and Larry Katz and members of the press 9:30 am
October 1, 2004 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:30 pm
October 4, 2004 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 10:15 am & 11:05 am
October 5, 2004 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:20 pm
October 8, 2004 Ponus Ridge Middle School presentation and The Courage to Speak 18 hours Drug Prevention Curriculum implementation, Norwalk CT 7th Grade 9:15 am
October 12, 2004 West Rocks Middle School implementation of middle school curriculum 7th Grade 8:30 am
October 19, 2004 Nathan Hale Middle School presentation and The Courage to Speak 18 hours Drug Prevention Curriculum implementation, Norwalk CT 7th Grade 9:15 am
October 20, 2004 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
October 22, 2004 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is an organization of 356 high schools, who sponsor athletic activities in 33 sports 11:00 am
October 27, 2004 Ridgefield High School High School Students 8:30 am
October 27, 2004 Ridgefield High School Parents 7:00 pm
November 2004 – TBA CTS to present to the town of Lynn, MA Students and Parents TBA
November 4, 2004 Roton Middle School, implementation of middle school curriculum 7th Grade TBA
November 8, 2004 Marshall Middle School, Lynn, Massachusetts 7 and 8th Grade 9:00 am
November 8, 2004 Breed Middle School, Lynn, Massachusetts 7 and 8th Grade 1:00 pm
November 8, 2004 Breed Middle School, Lynn, Massachusetts Parents 6:30 pm
November 9, 2004 Pickering Middle School, Lynn, Massachusetts 7 and 8th Grade 9:00 am
November 12, 2004 Brian McMahan HS, NEW- Implementation of the pilot hs program Freshman Only TBA
November 16, 2004 Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association Annual Conference (NEOA) in Newport Rhode Island, Ginger Katz, Keynote Speak Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association of CT http://www.neoa.org/
Police Officers 12:30 pm
November 17, 2004 Canton Middle School, Canton, CT Parents 7:00 pm
November 18, 2004 Canton Middle School, Canton, CT 6,7, and 8 Grade Students 8:30 am
November 18, 2004 Canton Middle School, Canton, CT 9th Grade 10:15 am
December 3, 2004 Scott Wilson Heron Creek Middle School, Sarasota, Florida All students and parents, media are welcome 8:30 am
December 15, 2004 Announcing the Courage to Speak Support Group Holiday Dinner, Wednesday, December 15, 2004, at 6 pm at the Courage To Speak office. For further information about the dinner email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call Ginger Katz 1-877-431-3295 All family member who lost a love one to substance abuse are welcome. 6:00 pm
December 22, 2004 Staples High school, Westport, CT Juniors 9:30 am

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