First in Nation: notMYkid Educational Center Is Now a Reality Thanks to a Partnership Between Chrysler, Barrett-Jackson and notMYkid

Saturday, January 12, 2008 General News
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PHOENIX, Jan. 12 "Without notMYkid, I wouldn'tbe here today," says James, a ClearChoices speaker. "I was addicted to meth,my parents didn't know, as long as I was at dinner each night... they thoughteverything was ok. notMYkid lets me share my story with kids today andprevent them from going through what I went through."

notMYkid is thrilled that a partnership between Chrysler LLC and Barrett-Jackson will allow notMYkid to educate hundreds of thousands of parents andkids through the establishment of the first notMYkid Educational Center inPhoenix, AZ, the first of its kind in the nation.

"Since Dodge announced we would build an all-new, modern version of theDodge Challenger, the enthusiasm about the car has been off the charts," saidMike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC."We expect this enthusiasm to translate into a blockbuster fundraiser fornotMYkid. Dodge is proud to partner with notMYkid, with the auction of thefirst, limited-edition production 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, as they helpeducate children, parents, schools and communities about issues kids facetoday."

notMYkid's programs promote prevention through education and they areecstatic to announce that Chrysler LLC has donated the first, all-new 2008Dodge Challenger SRT8(R) to roll off the assembly line. The car will beauctioned live at Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Event on Saturday, January 19thduring prime time (6-8pm) live coverage on Speed Network.

Join the excitement on Saturday, January 19th as the no. 1 all-new 2008Dodge Challenger SRT8 is auctioned at Barrett-Jackson and notMYkid challengesthe nation to help kids at their new education center!

notMYkid was founded in 2000, and is dedicated to educating kids, parents,schools and communities about issues kids face including substance abuse,eating disorders, depression and more. Information is available on thewebsite www.notMYkid.org to educate parents about warning signs and symptomsand to empower them to implement effective prevention and interventionstrategies. In 2007, notMYkid provided direct programming for over 100,000students in Arizona.

For more information visit www.notmykid.org or call 602-652-0163.

SOURCE notMYkid


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