Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I Don't Want to Miss ~ PSA contest ~ Flu Prevention

Could you imagine, being a teen ... Getting the Flu ... Missing your sweet 16 party, Your Homecoming, Your Prom, The Big Football game?

No teen wants to miss out on all of the fun, especially if they are stuck at home, sick with the flu. Not to mention missing school, falling behind in classes, missing important tests, etc. That's why singer/songwriter and former American Idol finalist Brooke White has teamed up with infectious disease specialist and author of Germ Proof Your Kids, Dr. Harley Rotbart, and The Clorox Company to launch I Don't Want to Miss..., a national contest that puts teens in the spotlight to talk about flu education and prevention.

The heart of the program is a PSA contest in which teens can submit a short 45-60 second video entry to, sharing what they most don't want to miss out on and why that makes flu prevention important. What a fun, creative challenge for our teens and their friends!

For the first time this year, the CDC expanded flu vaccination guidelines to include all children six months through 18 years old. However, a new national survey shows that only 16% of parents with teens are aware of this new recommendation.

The winning contestant will win an acoustic concert from former American Idol finalist Brooke White at his/her school! The second place winner will receive a guitar autographed by Brooke White herself, and three runners-up will win autographed photos.

Did you ever miss any big events in high school from being sick? Luckily for me, I was pretty healthy during the high school years. I did miss my wedding though from pneumonia the year after I graduated.

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