Tampa Bay Bands Will Have Crowd Rocking For A Drug Free World

Top Quote Deaths from prescriptions drugs in the Tampa Bay area have nearly doubled in the last year. Local teens have decided to do something about it - Rocking for a Drug-Free World. End Quote
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (1888PressRelease) November 13, 2010 - At 7pm on Saturday the 20th of November in the courtyard of the Cuban Club, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World welcomes WD-HAN, Lions After Dark, John Gold, Dusty McGahee, Hana-li and the Clearwater Academy International Choir for their inaugural Rocking for a Drug Free World Concert.

    "We want people to come and help raise awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse," said Julietta Santagostino, the President of the Foundation's Florida Chapter. "The 2009 Florida Medical Examiner's Report reveals that prescription-drug overdoses kill seven Floridians every single day -- five times greater than deaths from all illicit drugs combined."

    These alarming statistics have driven authorities to seek ways to limit the "pill mills" that are dispensing painkillers and psychotropic drugs without regard to consequences.

    The event will feature a night of live music from local bands, information booths and some vendors.

    "We want to show other young people that you can have fun, rock out and hang out with your friends and not have drugs be a part of the equation."

    "We are super-happy to be holding this event at the historic Cuban Club," continued Santagostino. "This is a beautiful facility and has been serving the community for almost a century."

    The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. Sponsors include the Church of Scientology of Tampa, Youth for a Drug-Free Florida, Clearwater Academy International and PostcardMania.

    Attendees are asked to make a small donation of $5 or pay $7 at the door. One alcohol-free drink is included with admission. Proceeds will go to fund the Foundation's anti-drug efforts. To find out how to pre-order your tickets, call 727-475-6541.

    The Cuban Club is located at Ybor City 2010 N. 14th St. (crossing with E. Palm Ave).

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