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Foundation for a Drug-Free World Empowering Parents at Kids Fest
October 4, 2017, 9:21 pm
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I’m happy to forward this good news on behalf of Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida!

Tampa Florida, October 2, 2017. When parents brought their children to Kids Fest Tampa bay at the Florida State Fairgrounds this past Saturday and Sunday for fun, entertainment, and photo opportunities, many found something a lot more valuable, the tools and information they need to keep their children safe from drug abuse. Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida was onsite, delivering life-saving information and encouraging youth to lead a drug-free life.

Kids Fest is billed as a one-stop shop to the best products, services, and resources for children and families in the Tampa Bay area, featuring local businesses and social betterment groups focusing on safety, health & wellness, child care, special needs, education, insurance, entertainment, and other important family-related topics.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s “Truth About Drugs” materials are thoroughly researched and well-presented booklets and DVDs, providing full information about what drugs are, how they’re made, the history of each type of drug, their short-term effects, long-term effects, and of course the very real dangers of addiction. The materials are available in 20 languages.

Over 100 signed the Youth Drug-Free World pledge and promised to live a drug-free life, show their friends that a drug-free life is more fun, learning more about how drugs really harm people, tell people the truth about the harmful effects of drugs, and help spread the truth about drugs. Several parents took photos of their younger children signing the pledge with plans to show them the photos as a reminder when they are in high school.

The drug problem is not limited to children, but also touches our older population. A retired former policeman from Rhode Island asked for 10 copies of The Truth About Marijuana. He is distressed that so many of his friends are convinced that marijuana is harmless. His experience on the police force showed him the true dangers of this common gateway drug.

Parents, police officers, and others in attendance expressed their gratitude for the volunteers working to achieve a world without the dangers of drug abuse.

About the Foundation for a Drug-Free World

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additionally our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages.

Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million of drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.

The Foundation provides information you need to start a Truth About Drugs education and prevention activity in your area.


Julieta Gil 727-475-6541


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