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

2007 Presentations

January 9 , 2007 Scofield Magnet School, Stamford, CT all grades 9 am
January 11, 2007 Side by Side Community School 7th grade 11:25 pm
January 12, 2007 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 11am
January 29, 2007 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting at 6:30 pm. The group encourages all
family member to attend. For further information email us atgkcourage@aol.com  or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
6:30 pm
February 2007 Cox Radio WNLK with Wendy Cory,Fairfield County, CT listening audience TBA
February 10, 2007 Ginger Katz with Host, Eric Green on the Educational Note Show this weekend on News Channel 12 News Channel 12 6:30 am,
8:30 am,
10:30 am, and 12 am
February 11, 2007 Ginger Katz with Host, Eric Green on the Educational Note Show this weekend on News Channel 12 News Channel 12 6 am,
8:30 am,
1:30 pm,
11:30 pm and12:30 am
February 19, 2007 WICC Radio Station 106 am with Host,
David Smith on your dial
Fairfield County and
Long Island
1 to 2 pm
March 1, 2007 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 10:45 am
March 2, 2007 News Channel 8, WTNH-TV Appearance News Channel 8 noon
March 2, 2007 Parents fro Empowerment, Support &
Training (PEST), Bridgeport, CT
listening audience 7 pm
March 2, 2007 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 7:35 am
March 3, 2007 Fox News 1450 KZNU, Utah listening audience 9 to 10 am
March 6, 2007 Announcing “The Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night 2007” at West Rock Middle School on March 6th  – doors open 5:30 pm. The event will be open to families from Norwalk and other communities.  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. 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.  Snow date March 13, 2007 Parents, Children and community leaders 5:30 pm
March 12, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting at
6:30 pm. The group encourages all family
member to attend. For further
information email us at
gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
 6:30 pm
March 16 , 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting at
6:30 pm. The group encourages all family
member to attend. For further
information email us at
gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
 6:30 pm
March 16, 2007 Eastern
Middle School, Greenwich
all
grades
 TBA
March
19 , 2007
Danvers, MA, Saint Johns students  1:00 pm
March
19 , 2007
Danvers, MA, Saint Johns students  6:30 pm
March 23, 2007 Spotlight on GHB
The 2007 International GHB & Chemical
Drug Conference Arlington (Dallas area)
Texas, USA
At the Wyndham Arlington – March 23-25,
2007
Speaker Ginger Katz
conference attendees 9:45 am
April 4, 2007 Greenwich, CT, Central Middle School
Click
here to see the flyer.
community 7 pm
April 10, 2007 New
Fairfield High School, New Fairfield, CT
parents 7 pm
April 12, 2007 Eastern Middle
School, Greenwich, CT
all
grades
7:55 am
April 26, 2007 2007 JMATE Joint Meeting
on Adolescent Treatment Effective
Conference, Washington, DC
Speaker Ginger Katz
conference participants 9:45 am
April 30, 2007 Shelton Intermediate School, Shelton, CT community 7pm
April 30, 2007 Ledyard High School,
Ledyard, CT
juniors and seniors 9:30
am
May 2, 2007 Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT juniors
9am
May 2, 2007 Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT seniors
10:30am
May 3, 2007 Brookside High School,
Brookside, CT
parents 7 pm
May 7, 2007 Western Middle School, Greenwich, CT all
grades
8:45
am
May 8, 2007 Staple High School, Westport, CT juniors 9:15am
May 10, 2007 Staple High School, Westport, CT juniors 8:40am
May 10, 2007 Staple High School, Westport, CT juniors 9:50am
May 16, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting at
6:30 pm. The group encourages all family
member to attend. For further
information email us at

gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
TBA
May 19, 2007 Newcomer Academy,
Brookside Elementary School (Hispanic
interpreter available,
please call)
parents 11:30 am
May 22, 2007 North
Western Region 7, Winsted, CT
11 and 12th graders 9:30 am
May 23, 2007 Rotary Club, Silvermine, Norwalk, CT community 12 pm
May 24, 2007 Central Middle School,
Greenwich, CT
all
grades
8:45
am
May 31, 2007 The
Courage to Speak is having the next
support group meeting at 6:30 pm. The
group encourages all family member to
attend. For further information email us
at
gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have lost someone to
substance abuse
1 pm

June 4, 2007
School
#One Middle School, NJ
7 and 8th graders TBA

June 4, 2007
School
#One Middle School, NJ
parents 7pm
June 6, 2007 Bridgeport Hospital,
Bridgeport, CT
community 7pm
July 10, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting at
6:30 pm. The group encourages all family
member to attend. For further
information email us at

gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
1pm
June 13, 2007 Optimus Health Care-
formally Bridgeport Community Health
Care Center, Bridgeport, CT
Click

here
for the flyer.
community 6:30
pm
June 20, 2007 Family & Youth Advocacy
Retreat, Meriden, CT
invited guests 9 am
June 25, 2007 Prevention Not
Punishment First Annual Conference,
Cosmo Club, Washington
DC
invited guests 9:30
am
July 27, 2007  WNLK Radio community throughout the day
July 28, 2007 The Ninth Annual Ian
Eaccarino 9 miler Fundraiser,
Calf
Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT
– see

the flyer
and

the sponsorship letter
8 pm
start
July 28, 2007 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 the Courage to Speak board members –
Kileen Doyle, Peter Corbett and Jim
Sibley make the 13-mile trek across Long
Island Sound, raising funds for The
Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc. and
other charities. Visit

www.kayakforacause.com

7 am
kayak start at Calf Pasture Beach and 4
pm celebration at Vets Park
August 3, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting at
6:30 pm. The group encourages all family
member to attend. For further
information email us at

gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
1 pm
September 10, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting at
6:30 pm. The group encourages all family
member to attend. For further
information email us at
gkcourage@aol.com
or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
6:30
pm
September 25, 2007 The Underage Drinking
Coalition, and the Putnam County Alcohol
and Substance Abuse Task Force, Putnam
County
parents, school
personnel and service providers
8:30
am
October 3, 2007 Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT 7
and 8th graders
8:15
am
October 3, 2007 Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT parents 7 pm
October 9, 2007 West
Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT
7th
grade presentation for the students
participating in the Courage To Speak
Prevention Curriculum
8:30
am
October 11. 2007 Staple High School, Westport, CT juniors 1:25
pm
October 12, 2007 Staple High School, Westport, CT juniors 10:55
am
October 15, 2007 Roton Middle School,
Norwalk, CT
7th
grade presentation for the students
participating in the Courage To Speak
Drug Prevention Curriculum
9:30
am
October 16, 2007 Nathan Hale Middle
School
7th grade presentation
for the students participating in the
Courage To Speak Drug Prevention
Curriculum
8:23
am
October 17,
2007
Staple High
School, Westport, CT
juniors 11:15 pm
October 19, 2007 Staple High School, Westport, CT juniors 12:40
pm
October 22, 2007 Holton Richmond Middle
School, Danvers, MA
6, 7 and 8th grades TBA
October 30, 2007 Convent of the Sacred
Heart,
Greenwich, CT
parents and children TBA
November 7, 2007 Brewsters School New York community 7 pm
November 14, 2007 All Saints Catholic
School, Norwalk, CT
students and parents 7 pm
November 19, 2007 Turkey Hill Elementary
School, Orange, CT
community 6:30
pm
December 5, 2007 WNLK radio s tation
Courageous Parenting 101™ coming soon
listening audience 7 am,
7:30 am and 8 am
December 7, 2007 Boces, York Town
Heights, NY
community tba
December 11, 2007 Putnam Valley High
School, Putnam, NY
parents 7 pm
December 12, 2007 Putnam Valley High
School, Putnam, NY
all
students
8 am
December 12, 2007 Putnam Valley
Middle School,
Putnam, NY
7
and 8th grades
9:30
am
December 17, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting.
The group encourages all family member
to attend. For further information email
us at
gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
6:30
pm
December 18, 2007 Webe 108 with David S mith listening audience 1 pm
December 21, 2007 The Courage to Speak is
having the next support group meeting.
The group encourages all family member
to attend. For further information email
us at
gkcourage@aol.com

or call 1-877-431-3295
Family members who have
lost someone to substance abuse
11 am
December 22, 2007 News 12 CT, Educational
Notebook NY, CT
7 am, 10:30
am, 2 pm,
1:30 a m
December 23, 2007 News 12 CT, Educational
Notebook NY, CT
7 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm,
4:30 pm, 11:30 pm, 12:30
a m

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