authors to discuss teen drinking on April 24th and April 26th
and son visiting Peoria area and suburban Chicago to share
their struggles with teen drinking
April 16, 2007
CONTACT: Ted Penesis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHICAGOWith prom season just around
the corner, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC)
invites both parents and teens to hear mother Chris Volkmann
and her son, Toren, share their struggles with teen drinking.
They will be speaking at the following times and locations:
- Tuesday, April 24, 6pm in the Metamora High School
Auditorium, 101 W. Madison Street, Metamora.
- Thursday, April 26, 7pm in the Oswego High School Auditorium,
4175 Route 71, Oswego.
No reservations are necessary and the cost is FREE. Chris
and Toren are the authors of From Binge to Blackout,
a nationally respected book about the consequences of underage
drinking. Listen to the viewpoints of both mother and son
during this riveting, enlightening, and heartbreakingly true
story of a family that was able to confront the fear, pain,
and denial that threatened to destroy them-and survive the
epidemic of teenage drinking.
Attendees will learn invaluable facts and figures about the
growing epidemic of teen drinking, alcoholism, and what parents
can do to protect family and friends. Considered a rite of
passage, teenage drinking has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions,
fostering a generation of young adults whose lives are already
beginning to come apart under the strain of alcoholism.
These speaking engagements are being presented as part of
the ILCC's Dont Be Sorry campaign, which is funded
through a $100,000 traffic safety grant from the Illinois
Department of Transportation (IDOT). Dont Be Sorry
is designed to educate teens, parents, and liquor retailers
on the consequences of underage drinking and providing alcohol
to minors. (To order educational materials, visit www.DontBeSorry.org
on the web.)
During their April 23-26 visit, Chris and Toren will also
address middle school and high school students in Kendall,
Woodford, Carroll, Kane, and Whiteside counties. For more
information about this program, please visit www.bingetoblackout.com
or call 312-814-4802.
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