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Maroon 5 Lead Singer Adam Levine and Shire Announce "The Own It Project," Encouraging Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder to Tell Their Stories Through a National Contest
Date:4/20/2012

PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, and Shire today announced the launch of "The Own It Project." "The Own It Project" is designed to encourage young adults and adults who are taking responsibility for their Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – and owning it – to motivate others to do the same by entering their story for a chance to become the next "Own It" spokesperson.

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"The Own It Project" is part of an overall initiative called the "Own It" initiative, which was introduced in 2011. This overall initiative aims to motivate those who were diagnosed with ADHD when they were younger – and thought they outgrew it – to get reassessed by their doctor if their symptoms are still affecting them as young adults and adults. The overall initiative and "The Own It Project" are endorsed by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and made possible by Shire.

"The Own It Project" encourages adults with ADHD to tell us the story of when they realized they needed to own their ADHD. By submitting their story to www.OwnItProject.com, adults enter a national contest for a chance to win a prize package and be the next "Own It" campaign spokesperson.

"'The Own It Project' is important because it encourages adults, like me, who are owning their ADHD, to become advocates and tell their story," said Adam Levine. "I hope that this effort will help people realize the importance of owning their ADHD."

"The Own It Project" winner can choose between two prize packages, one focused on technology and the other focused on professional appearance. Both prize package options include sessions with an ADHD coach. T
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