I was a good deed multi-tasker today. With one trip to the bank I managed to both contribute to breast cancer research and bring tasty pink M&M treats back to share at the office. (Good deeds that involve chocolate should get bonus points, right?)
I also checked out a website that I heard about on the (cough) Teen Choice Awards.
Anyway, there was an award category for teens who are trying to make a positive change in the world. It was sponsored by an organization called Do Something. In the spirit of good-deed solidarity I felt had to check out their website (www.dosomething.org).
I suggest you do too. It’s very inspiring. The winner of the Teen Choice surfboard (how cute is that?), Chad Bullock, crusades against second-hand smoke (having lost his grandfather to lung cancer), particularly in areas where kids hang out.
Bullock led activists to make his hometown ballpark a smoke-free environment and has trained over 15,000 teens nationwide in developing an action plan. He also successfully petitioned the Attorney General to sue cigarette campaigns targeting kids. Bravo, I say!
It’s a fun site. There’s a page directed towards visitors to the site who are over 25 (or so) and want to “help young people do something” — the page is called “Old People”!!! If these kids weren’t such do-gooders, I’d thwack ’em with my cane. (Just kidding of course, my cane’s in the shop….)