Cherokee Tobacco Coalition Activity
Friday, April 2, 2010
March was Tobacco Awareness Month, and area kids held several events at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Wellness Center, under the guidance of the Cherokee Tobacco Coalition...
March was Tobacco Awareness Month, and area kids held several events at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Wellness Center...
... Linda Mattson is shown here talking about her addiction to tobacco, and how
it controls her life. She shows the kids all the different things she could own if she didn't smoke, including a new corvette and brand name clothing...
Lightning speed -
...Fun & Games in the gym - Amy Wester is timing the kids flying through the cones with lightning speed...
... Tim Hogrefe and Stetson Dagel make sure they "spin
around 8 full times"...
... Guest speaker Dana Kauffman Community Relations Director for the American
Cancer Society is shown talking with the kids about making good choices and living healthy lifestyles...
Games and prizes -
...The kids are enjoying some of the carnival games where they had chances to
win prizes. Over 100 kids participated each day ...
Tight race -
"Ready Set Go" says Chelsea Hogrefe as the kids participated in the Sombrero
Hat race in the pool.
... Along with having fun, kids also learned about the dangers of tobacco use.
Donna Mogensen-Lee had JEL sessions for the 7-8th graders, and Tar Wars
sessions for the 3-6th grades ...
Signs of the times -
Brain Food. Denny Taylor took groups of kids on a tour of the track, where
signs were hung with pictures and information about Tobacco awareness.
Getting involved -
... The JEL kids were all smiles as they helped out with the activities and
games. JEL stands for Just Eliminate Lies-told by big tobacco companies.
Iowa teens from around the state get involved.