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

2006 Presentations

January 5, 2006 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, at 6:00 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 6:00 pm
January 10, 2006 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 10:45 am
January 11, 2006 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 12:30 pm
January 12, 2006 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:40 am
January 25, 2006 Courage To Speak PSA taping for Cablevision of CT to be aired leading up to The Courage To Speak Family Night “Empowering Youth to be Drug Free” March 7, 2006 Parents 7:00 pm
January 26, 2006 Side by Side Community School presentation as part of The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum for 7th graders, Norwalk, CT 7th Grade 11:25 am
February 6, 2006 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, August 25, at 4:00 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 6:00 pm
February 9, 2006 Columbus Magnet School, Norwalk, CT Parents 7:00 pm
February 13, 2006 National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition (NNOAC) Annual Meeting in Washington DC members 3:00 pm
February 12-16, 2006 The Courage To Speak Exhibitors Booth in Washington, DC at The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America Conference – (CADCA). Join us in Washington, DC and visit the Courage To Speak Exhibitors Booth for the 2006 National Leadership Forum and be part of the largest meeting of grassroots and professional community coalition leaders and substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals in the country. CADCA is expecting close to 4,000 community leaders, volunteers and professionals to attend the Forum making it the largest substance abuse prevention and community coalition training conference in America. visit: www.cadca.org
February 19, 2006 Elcamino United Methodist Church Community TBA
March 7, 2006
(snow date March 14)
Announcing “The Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night 2006” at West Rock Middle School on March 7th – doors open 6 pm. The event will be open to families from Norwalk and other communities. Italian dinner donated by Wild Oats of Westport, CT. The evening will include the Courage to Speak Presentation for Parents and Students. On display will be the remarkable prevention posters and collages created by the children during the Courage To Speak drug prevention classes. As you will see, The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum is helping seventh graders to become outstanding prevention advocates and mentors for their younger siblings. Courage To Speak Community Leadership and Recognition Awards will also be presented. Parents 6:00 pm
March 8, 2006 Saint Lukes, New Cannan, CT parents and students TBA
March 12, 2006 Saint Ceciela’s, Stamford, CT youth group 4:30 pm
March 16, 2006 Newbury High School, Newbury, MA all grades TBA
March 24, 2006 Staples HS, Westport, CT juniors 1:30 pm
March
24, 2006
Staples
HS, Westport, CT
juniors 10:00
am
April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Cablevision will be airing The Courage to Speak” Empowering Youth to be Drug Free” Family Night on Channel 84 on Sunday’s @ 5:30 Sunday’s at 5:30
April 13, 2006 Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA all students 8:30 am
April 17, 2006 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, at 6:00 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 6:00 pm
April 29, 2006 Education Note Book TV program Cablevision of CT 7:30 am, 8:30 am,

10:30 am

April 30, 2006 Education Note Book TV program Cablevision of CT 6:30 am, 8:30 am 11:00 am, 1:30 pm 11:00 pm
April 30, 2006 Interview with Ginger Katz by John Voket Star 99.9 7:00 am – 7:30 am
April 30, 2006 Interview with Ginger Katz by John Voket WPLR 99.1  7:30 am – 8:00am
May 1,2006 Illing Middle School, Manchester, CT community TBA
May 4, 2006 Bennett Middle School, Manchester, CT 7 and 8 grade 8:30 am
May 5, 2006 Hillcrest and Madison Middle School, Trumbull, CT 7 and 8 grade 9:30 am
May 8, 2006 Dolan Middle School, Stamford, CT parents 7 pm
May 9, 2006 Dolan Middle School, Stamford, CT 7 and 8th grade TBA
May 10, 2006 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Adolescent Treatment for Providers conference
The Courage to Speak Story of Ian
Providers and prevention specialists 12 pm presentation    and 3 pm workshop A
May 14, 2006 Moms Gone Mad TV Program with Ginger Katz, Founder and President of the Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc., hosted by Darleen Ferraro producer Channel 77 9:00 pm
May 16, 2006 Sommer High Schools, Sommers, CT juniors  9:00 am
May 24 , 2006 St. Johns Episcopal School, Maryland 6th, 7th and 8th grade TBA
June 1 , 2006 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 10:45 am
June 2, 2006 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 10:55 am
June 2, 2006 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors  9:15 am
June 8, 2006 Vigil for Lost Promise, DEA Headquarters in Arlington, VA
The vigil is a national event that aims to bring people together to call attention to the extent and nature of the American drug problem. In attendance will be families and friends of those who have died from using drugs, as well as people involved in drug prevention, treatment and education, clergy, legislators, educators and others concerned about drugs. Also in attendance will be eight families who have personally suffered the loss of a loved one and who have joined together to plan a remembrance on the Memorial Wall, established for parents, siblings and friends to post a photo and brief story. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 pm
June 20 , 2006 Newtown, CT- Reed Middle School grades 6 & 7 9:00 a.m.
June 29, 2006 Northwest Mutual Financial Network Corporation employees 1:00 pm
July 7, 2006 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Friday 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
July 21, 2006 Sacred Heart University, Success Program 60 student participants and staff 7 pm
July 29, 2006 Kayak For A Cause event creates an amazing visual at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT and this year over 300 kayakers-including three of our board members – Kileen Doyle, Peter Corbett and Jim Sibley will line up along the shore to make the 12-to 13-mile trek across Long Island Sound, raising funds for The Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc.  We are blessed to be part of this because this funding will help us reach more children and parents, said Ginger Katz, President and Founder of The Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc. Funding will be used to develop prevention programs including curricula in the schools. Visit www.kayakforacause.com TBA
August 5, 2006 The eight annual Ian Eaccarino Memorial 9 miler at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT 8:00 am
August 16, 2006 Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT community 6:30 pm
September 23, 2006 Holistic Health Forum at the Stamford Town Center Mall community 1:00 pm
September 26, 2006 Nathan Hale Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade presentation for the students participating in the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention curriculum 8:24 am
September 27, 2006 Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade presentation for the students participating in the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention curriculum 1:30 pm
October 5, 2006 Stapes High School, Westport, CT all juniors 12:30 pm
October 6, 2006 Stapes High School, Westport, CT all juniors 12:40 pm
October 10, 2006 Westrocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade participants of the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention 18 hour program 9:00 am
October 11, 2006 Stapes High School, Westport, CT all juniors 12:30 pm
October 11, 2006 Stapes High School, Westport, CT all juniors 1:25 pm
October 16, 2006 Chatham High School, New Jersey student body 12:35 pm
October 17, 2006 Brookside Elementary, Norwalk, CT Parents  7:00 pm
October18, 2006 Stapes High School, Westport, CT all juniors   8:40 pm
October 18, 2006 Chatham High School, New Jersey Parents  7:00 pm
October 25, 2006 Newington High School, CT student body TBA
October 26, 2006 Newington High School, CT Parents 7:00 pm
October 30, 2006 Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade presentation for the students participating in the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention curriculum 8:24 am
November 1, 2006 Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT 9th grade  10:30 am
November 2, 2006 Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT Parents  7:00 pm
November 9, 2006 Cutler Middle School, Mystic, CT all grades TBA
November 9, 2006 Cutler Middle School, Mystic, CT Parents 6:30 pm
November 17, 2006 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, November 17, 2006, 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
November 28, 2006 Harbor Springs middle school, Michigan all grades  TBA
November 28, 2006 Harbor Springs high school, Michigan all grades TBA
November 28, 2006 Harbor Springs high school, Michigan Parents 7:00 pm
December 8, 2006 Staples High School, Wesport, CT juniors 12:40 pm
December 11, 2006 Staples High School, Wesport, CT juniors   1:30 pm
December 12, 2006 Staples High School, Wesport, CT juniors 9:30 am
December 13, 2006 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, December 13, 2006, 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

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