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Norwalk’s Ginger Katz To Speak At Norwalk Schools For Prevention Week

Norwalk’s Briggs High School will host The Courage to Speak Foundation’s CEO and founder Ginger Katz on May 19.
Ginger Katz is pictured with husband Larry Katz.

NORWALK, Conn. — Two schools in Norwalk will host talks by Ginger Katz, the CEO and founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation.

Katz, author of “Sunny’s Story,” will present “From Marijuana to Opiates” on May 19 at Briggs High School, “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 20 at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk and “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions based on Sunny’s Story,” on May 21 at Madison Elementary in Bridgeport.

The presentations are open only to students and faculty.
“The Courage to Speak Foundation is proud to be one of many organizations around the country that are encouraging people to make a difference in their communities and lives as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration third annual National Prevention Week 2014,” said the press release.

National Prevention Week is a nationwide health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.

“NPW works to emphasize how prevention education can be woven into all aspects of our lives- including where and how we live, learn, work, and play — and that everyone has a role in creating a healthier nation,” representatives said.

For more information about The Courage to Speak Foundation or the school presentations, contact Virginia “Ginger” Katz at 203-831-9700 or by email at