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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Press Releases 2011


November 10, 2011

The Courage to Speak® Foundation Receives Funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, IncThe Courage to Speak® Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,500 grant award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. This grant will aid in the Foundation’s mission to “Save lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about drugs.”


October 21, 2011

The Courage to Speak® Foundation. Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101® A Lesson to Save a Child’s LifeIt is a fact that our children will be offered alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, often many times, starting in middle school and continuing through high school. What can you do about this? Learn about substance abuse and gain the knowledge and skills needed to keep your children safe.


June 29, 2011

The Courage to Speak® Foundation. Running Toward a Healthy LifestyleThe Courage to Speak Foundation Announces The 13th Annual Ian James Eaccarino Memorial 9-Mile Race to take place on Saturday, August 6th 2011 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT


August 16, 2011

The Courage to Speak Foundation Receives Funding for Drug Prevention Education in Bridgeport The Courage to Speak Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $15,000 Donor Advised Grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for its continued work in the Bridgeport Public Schools. Awarded for the third year, this significant grant was made possible by a local donor who wishes to remain anonymous and receives philanthropic advisory services from the Foundation. This funding will support the implementation of the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Curriculum for Grades 4-7 in many Bridgeport Public Schools. read more

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