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"Hands of Hope" for a Tobacco Free World Campaign

Release Date: March 08, 2010
Tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S.A.

Tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S.A.

The Sussex County Cancer Coalition's Lung Cancer Workgroup is participating in a nationwide collaborative art project to increase awareness of the use of tobacco and how it can affect our lives and the lives of those we love.  We are collecting hands from across Sussex County in an effort to make a clear statement for the continued need for tobacco prevention, education and treatment in our country. 

It is a very simple job to participate.  Just draw your hand and add inside a message, poem, or picture that you would like to share with our state legislators.  Later this spring, members of the Sussex County Cancer Coalition will present our collage of hands, with other county groups to try to surround the Legislative building in Trenton with your messages of support and need for this funding to continue.

Look for the collage of hands that link together messages from our county residents, both young and old.  Opportunities to provide your message will be scattered in different locations.    Feel free to send the coalition your hand message to add to our collage and participate in a joint effort to stand up for something that will have an impact on our community.

Please send your hand message no later than May 15, 2010.

For more information, or to send your hand message for the collage, call or write to:
Helen Homeijer, R.N.
Senior Public Health Nurse
Sussex County Cancer Coalition Coordinator
Sussex County Administrative Building/Second Floor
One Spring Street
Newton, NJ  07860
973-579-0570 ext.  1212