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NEWS FROM………
The Courage to Speak® Foundation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2012
CONTACT: Ginger Katz
PHONE: 1-203- 831-9700

The Courage to Speak® Foundation to Present at

National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando, FL

The Courage to Speak Foundation has been invited to speak at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder, will be delivering a message of hope through the Courage to Speak Presentation to all attendees at the event. The Foundation will have a booth during the Summit from April 10th to April 12th.

Ms. Katz has reached hundreds of thousands of people across the country, helping parents and educators keep our children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. After her son Ian died of an overdose of heroin mixed with Valium, Ginger vowed to help others avoid that heartache. The Courage to Speak Presentation inspires students, parents, educators and others to find healthy solutions in their schools and communities. With experts in the field, the Courage to Speak Foundation developed distinctive drug prevention education curricula for elementary, middle and high school taught by classroom teachers, Courageous Parenting 101® for parents and other proven drug prevention resources for students, teachers, parents, schools and communities.  Ms. Katz is also the author of Sunny’s Story, the critically acclaimed book on drug abuse told from the family beagle’s perspective and read in libraries, schools and homes nationwide.

The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit’s mission is to foster a better understanding and cooperation among all stakeholders in the prescription drug abuse arena – state and national leaders, law enforcement officials, medical professionals, community advocates, treatment experts, educators, insurance and benefits managers, private industry leaders, and others – who are finding success in battling this nationwide epidemic, and how that cooperation can lead to successful outcomes. www.nationalrxdrugabusesummit.org.

For more information about the Courage to Speak Foundation visit www.couragetospeak.org, call 1-877-431-3295, or email Ginger Katz at gkatz@couragetospeak.org

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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 hundreds of thousands of young people and the adults who care about them. Please visit www.couragetospeak.org www.sunnysstory.com

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