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July 1, 2013

Get involved in 'Stomp Out Bullying' Glow Walk on Aug. 16

I am writing in support of and to encourage community participation in the upcoming “Stomp Out Bullying Glow Walk” set to occur on Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at Eagle Point Park.

One of my favorite quotes is “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Although that is a line spoken by the mythical Lorax creature in Dr. Seuss’ book (and the subsequent children’s movies), “The Lorax,” its truth applies to all ages, to all citizens, at all times and regarding all issues.

Whether a person has taken on the bully role at some point in his or her life, has been the target of bullying, or has stood by and watched bullying occur, every single person has been or will be affected by bullying. Bullying can happen in homes, schools, neighborhood playgrounds, sports teams and workplaces. The potential effects of bullying cannot be ignored: low self- esteem, clinical depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety problems, insomnia, stomachaches, a difficult time in future relationships and the possible use of substances to escape emotional pain.

The citizens of the Gateway area are standing up against bullying. A committee of dedicated and passionate individuals — motivated strongly by personal experiences with bullying or loved ones’ struggles with bullying — are organizing the first ever “Stomp Out Bullying Glow Walk.”

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Eagle Point lodge, speakers will talk at 5 p.m., and then at 8 p.m. individuals, wearing glow walk T-shirts and carrying glow sticks, will trek one mile around the north loop of Eagle Point Park as a show of solidarity in the cause against bullying. Participants can register early on line at or by obtaining a paper registration form at many local businesses.

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