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The Candie's Foundation Appoints Bristol Palin As Teen Ambassador
Date:5/5/2009

Palin Will Take Part in a Town Hall Meeting to Create Awareness for the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation announced today that it has appointed Bristol Palin as its Teen Ambassador. Palin, daughter of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, will participate in a town hall meeting and select media interviews to promote May 6th, the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention.

Bristol Palin commented on her role with The Candie's Foundation, "I am so happy to have this opportunity to work with The Candie's Foundation on spreading the message of teen pregnancy prevention. I feel that I could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy." Palin added, "If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment."

Palin will be joined by Good Morning America's, Chris Cuomo who will be the moderator of the town hall meeting and fellow panelists; actress, Hayden Panettiere, MLB starting pitcher and MVP for the Tampa Bay Rays, Matt Garza, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine, Ann Shoket, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Sarah Brown, and Founder of The Candie's Foundation, Neil Cole. The town hall meeting will take place at 1pm at The Times Center.

Neil Cole, Founder of The Candie's Foundation, commented, "Teen pregnancy is an epidemic. It is staggering that almost 750,000 American teens will become pregnant this year. With Bristol's participation, we hope to reach million of teens with our message of teen pregnancy prevention."

The mission of The Candie's Foundation is to educate teens about the devastating consequences of teenage pregnancy. For additional information on The Candie's Foundation, please visit www.candiesfoundation.org.

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