Navigation Links
Grandmother is Inspiration for Winner of Tobacco Free Florida YouCare Contest
Date:6/30/2008

Top 25 Videos Airing on Exclusive Statewide On-Demand Channel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobacco Free Florida today announced the winner of the YouCare video contest. Rachel Sbrissa from Clearwater was selected out of 150 entries for her video that shares why she chooses not to smoke. Sbrissa's grandmother, her inspiration for the entry, was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for lung cancer when the video was being created, but sadly lost the battle a few weeks ago.

Donna Aftuck, Marketing Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health served as one of the judges for the contest. "I was impressed by the creativity of the videos that were submitted and the passion that many youth in Florida feel against tobacco use. The winning video touched on all the important reasons why Floridians shouldn't smoke while showing how relevant tobacco prevention is to the lives of youth today."

Sbrissa's submission (along with the top 25 video entries) will be shown on the first ever statewide On-Demand channel devoted exclusively to the campaign, reaching more than two million subscribers to Comcast and Bright House Networks Digital Cable. The nine winners are: David Warren of Lakeland, Christopher W. Jones of Orlando, Somon Nader of Boca Raton, Nicki Ricci of Santa Rosa Beach, Jonathan Evan Stio of North Miami Beach, Chris Aitken of Miami, James Daly of Oviedo, Joseph Rodriguez of West Palm Beach, and Matthew David of Jacksonville.

Stick figures illustrate the reasons why Sbrissa does not smoke including second-hand smoke that smells and pollutes the air, yellow teeth and fingers, bad breath and lung cancer. She also regards smoking as a waste of time and money and concludes her video by saying we only get one life and she wants to live a long, fulfilled one.

Floridians were invited to create and submit videos that show their unique point of view about not smoking and the relationship of that point of view to the contest title "YouCare." Tobacco Free Florida partnered with YouTube to sponsor the YouCare video contest where entrants share why they don't smoke. The contest allowed users to vote for their favorite submission and then the top 50 videos were reviewed by a judging panel to determine the grand prize winner and runner-ups. In scoring, judges considered originality, entertainment value and the creative way in which the video showed the relationship to smoking and the theme, YouCare. To view the winning videos, visit http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Tobacco Free Florida
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. 55-Year-Old Grandmother to Document Journey of Running Seven Marathons on Seven Continents on Run7on7.com
2. Inspiring Authors Tell Inspirational Stories: Special Writers Find Accepting Home at Lulu.com
3. Gap Introduces Inspirational Marketing Campaign to Celebrate First Anniversary of Global Launch of Gap (PRODUCT) RED
4. Atlanta Ironman Scott Rigsby Receives Award for Inspiration, Courage
5. Inspirational Medical Teachers Honored with Mentor Awards from the American Society of Hematology
6. American Cancer Society President Elmer Huerta Shares Inspirational Message on Azteca Americas Issues: Caras Y Voces
7. Designers Young Cousin Inspiration Behind Colorful School and Office Supplies That Raise Awareness for Leukemia
8. Good Clinical Practice Journal Awards: Winners Announced
9. ComPsych(R) Corp. Announces Health at Work(SM) Award Winners: Sprint, Erie Insurance, City of Naperville and Green Hills Public Library
10. Medifast Announces Winners of Mother-Daughter Challenge
11. SAMHSA Announces First Science and Service Award Winners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Judy Buchanan, ... Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki as ... a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master trained ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A ... minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. ... blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... In 2016 the World Health Organization declared the ... four million Zika-related cases in the Americas within the next year. Lyme disease is ... per year skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000. Yet, Zika, Lyme and other insect borne ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Demonstrating their commitment to ... public health departments have been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health ... the expanding network of communities across the nation whose health departments meet rigorous ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The IoT (Internet of Things) is revolutionizing ... a huge impact on businesses and individual consumers alike. Laboratories can maximize their ... a value anywhere from $4 trillion to $11 trillion dollars by the year 2025. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017   The ... organization within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry ... the chair of a newly formed scientific advisory ... members to form the first ever medical affairs ... For more information about the ACMA, please visit  ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the world are projected to gain popularity. A ... market will reach a value of USD 55.8 billion by 2025. ... growing industry. By the end of 2016, 28 states have now laws ... conservative states like Arkansas and North ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 A ReportsnReports.com report ... been growing rapidly as the global sales of Adcetris and Kadcyla ... in the antibody drug conjugates market is driven by large number ... and wider therapeutic window offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, 10 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: