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:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... The Honey Pot ... Vaginas.” The goal is to ignite conversation via social media and word-of-mouth regarding ... brand has declared September “Humans with Vaginas” month, releasing a video celebrating the ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Recognising that in today’s busy ... Greeny delivers positive results in just three weeks. Setting the groundwork for a ... Fitting seamlessly into hectic work and family schedules, participants can lose up to ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Ron Norman, ... executive marketers this week about the value of senior executives, pointed to a ... happened in business has brought us to the present and will lead us ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... ... “Monique”: is the story of Monique, whose mother’s deteriorating physical condition ... Colleen Crispi, has owned four beauty salons and written a book regarding the author’s ... cooking. , “The doctor’s office was only three blocks away, and she could ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... Trusted debt-reduction ... over 175,000 debt accounts, translating to in excess of $835 million in resolved debt ... and other unsecured loans are some of the categories of debt settled by the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/9/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 8, 2017 ... Mobile MRI Unit coming to Washington DC ... When: Tuesday, September 12 th – Monday, ... to Washington, D.C. offering free MRI brain scans to the public.Where:  ... – will be parked at 501 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... , Sept. 7, 2017 Caris Life ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today ... the benefits of its molecular profiling approach in ... comprehensive genomic profiling plus (CGP+) with Caris Molecular ... tumor on a molecular level, leading to more ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... 2017  Medical professionals are expected to ... treating their patients. Medical simulations offer clinicians ... patients. Simulation provides a safe method for ... procedures, refine techniques and build confidence, without ... technology, such as augmented reality, will now ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: