My work raising anti-bullying awareness is multi-faceted like the issue at hand. I work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and speak with kids and their parents, educating them on bullying – How to identify it and how to handle it while promoting the importance of kindness.
Not only do I equip kids with the necessary tools to combat bullying, but I work with parents too. Bullying effects the entire family, making my work with various parenting organizations like MOPS so very important. Awareness can lead to change and that’s what we need.
I am an advocate for Safe Kids Worldwide, a national non-profit organization. I not only volunteer at events across the country, but I further show my commitment to the cause by planning, organizing and hosting my own fundraisers to raise money and items in need for SKW. I work tirelessly with one simple goal in mind: I want to substantially increase awareness for SKW and its mission in order to decrease the number of preventable injuries in children, which is the #1 killer of children in the United States.
I have also established the CAP Challenge, which was spearheaded to compliment my work with SKW. CAP is an acronym for Concussion, Awareness and Prevention. It’s a national campaign addressing the widespread debilitating effects of concussions among student athletes. I am encouraging a baseline testing for concussions and work to equip schools across the country with concussion goggles that simulate the effects of having suffered a bump, blow or jolt to the head and I embolden you all to be #capsafe. Striving to reach above and beyond and proactively staying in touch with the community at large, I am proud to say that I have raised nearly $75,000 for both SKW and the CAP Challenge.