Inhalant Abuse Prevention Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations to Kelly O. for winning the ACE- New Britain Rock Cats Inhalant Prevention Poster Contest! The instructions were to create a super hero and make him/her say an educational anti-huffing message. The top winners' posters were displayed on the outfield screen for all those in the ballpark at the Inhalant Awareness game to see.
Meet Professor Grime
On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 ACE launched its second mascot, Professor Grime.
The mascot was unveiled at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Stadium during the AA
Eastern League All-Star game.
Professor Grime proved even more popular than imagined and combined with Ace
Clean, the mascots will definitely prove an effective way to get ACE’s Disease
Prevention Program out to key audiences.
Huffing Spike Continues
This summer many communities around the nation have reported spikes in inhalant abuse reports.
A sherrif in Clay County, Iowa has reported that many huffing related incidents have popped up in the past month. So much, in fact, that officials have proposed an ordinance against violators. The proposed draft calls for fines up to 300 dollars and 30 days in jail for those caught huffing with an additional fine of 150 dollars for possessing huffing paraphernalia.
The first reading of the ordinance by the Clay County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for the very near future.
Teens Attempt to Burglarize Property
Two 17-year-olds have been arrested for burglary and cited for use of narcotics and inhalants after they were caught attempting to burglarize a local home.
The teens were released to their parents.
Via nebraska.tv in Kearney, NE
Heroes of the Health League Launch
On June 26, 2011, ACE launched its Heroes of the Health League Program at the Bowling Green Hot Rods Stadium in Kentucky.
In partnering with the Hot Rods, AA minor league affiliate of theTampa Bay Rays, ACE was also able to strengthen its relationship with minor league baseball.
The event ultimately exceeded initial expectations with immediate spikes in traffic to the newly designed
Minnesota Twins & ACE Strike Out Event
ACE launched its Strike Out Inhalant Abuse in Minnesota program at an event at the Minnesota Twins Stadium. See the short video below for a summary of the event:
Baseball's Bowling Green Hot Rods & ACE Launch Children's Health Education Program
In conjunction with the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), the Bowling Green Hot Rods are hosting the national launch of a new health program. This Sunday, June 26, as the team celebrates kindergarten graduates in South Central Kentucky, ACE will introduce the country to Heroes of the Health League℠, its newest program aimed at teaching young children about important health issues.
Q&A With Board Certified Family Medicine Physician: Dr. Caudle
Dr. Jennifer Caudle is a physician Board certified in Family Medicine who promotes , wellness and motivational programs. She has appeared on ABC News, written healthy advice articles and led workshops nationally. Her message of wellness has reached over 50,000 people and she can be found at http://www.jennifercaudle.com/.
Q: How should parents promote dialogue with their children about inhalant abuse?
A: One of the best things to do is to ask about their behavior, friends behavior and things they’ve seen
Alliance for Consumer Education Receives and Honorable Mentioned at the PR News Award
Via prnewsonline.com Washington D.C.
On May 18, 2011 PR News congratulated all Non-Profit PR award winners and honorable mentions in a luncheon held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
The Alliance for Consumer Education received an honorable mention in the Media Relations category for their "Super Heroes Team Up To Fight Germs" campaign, against stiff competition. The overall winner in the category was Dentsu Communications.
Fox 9 of St. Paul Minnesota Covers ACE's Partnership with the Minnesota Twins
Via myfoxtwincities.com St. Paul, MN
FOX 9 medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou talks with a former abuser and a local prevention expert about the warning signs of inhalant abuse in addition to the Alliance for Consumer Education's "Strike Out Inhalant Abuse in Minnesota" initiative with the Minnesota Twins.