Sunny’s Story

A drug prevention book written by a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose from the viewpoint of the family beagle, Sunny. It's a great learning tool for kids, parents, teachers, and others.

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The Courage to Speak® Foundation.

October 27, 2015

CONTACT: Ginger Katz
PHONE: 1-203-831-9700

The Courage to Speak® Foundation Receives Funding from AT&T

The Courage to Speak® Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,500 grant award from AT&T.  This grant was made possible by the support of State Representative Christopher Perone and Harry Carey, Director of External Affairs of AT&T Connecticut.  This grant will aid in the Courage to Speak® Foundation’s mission of “Saving lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about drugs” by allowing the Foundation to continue to expand its drug prevention programs to schools and communities.

“Organizations like the Courage to Speak Foundation can change lives and position entire communities for brighter futures,” says Harry Carey, Director of External Affairs, AT&T Connecticut. “We commend Ginger and Larry for their outstanding work, and we are proud to support their efforts in any way we can.”

Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, has presented to hundreds of thousands of people across the country since losing her son to drugs. The Courage to Speak® Foundation, along with experts in the field, has created drug prevention programs for students in elementary, middle and high school as well as for parents.

The Courage to Speak® Foundation is driven to broaden their reach and touch the lives of more families throughout Connecticut and beyond. For more information, please visit, or call 1-831-9700.


About The Courage to Speak® Foundation
The Courage To Speak® Foundation, Inc. exists to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free through fostering education and open communication about the dangers of alcohol and other drug use. Ginger Katz founded the nonprofit organization in 1996, just months after her 20 year old son Ian James Eaccarino died of an accidental drug overdose. She and her husband Larry pledged to do everything in their power to help prevent such a tragedy from happening to another family. The Courage to Speak Foundation develops drug prevention curriculum for elementary (based on Sunny’s Story), middle and high school students as well as for parents through Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101. Ms. Katz has given nearly 1,000 presentations to over a million young people and the adults who care about them. Please visit