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Are Your Plans Set for Your “Over the Edge” Party on Saturday, October 4th?!?

ote It’s never too early to make a plan! Are you already salivating over the food you’re going to serve? Have you reminded all your friends / family to SAVE THE DATE so they will be sure to attend? Are they excited about seeing Delvin and cheering him on as he takes THE PLUNGE? There’s nothing like having a party to cheer on an event while it’s happening LIVE! Let’s help make Delvin’s “OTE” experience worthwhile by helping him meet his $25,000 goal to help GFP keep kids drug-free! In fact, let’s take our support for Delvin a step further by making a donation...

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Published on August 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm | | 0 Comments

Dog Bite Leads to Important Discovery!

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Curt Schilling, former major league baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, was recently treated for oral cancer and points to his use of smokeless tobacco for more than 30 years as the cause for an illness of which he was unaware. Luckily, a dog bite brought it to his attention…

 

 

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Published on August 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm | | 0 Comments

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Have Some Secondhand Smoke with That?!

restAccording to the “2008 Zagat Survey: America’s Top Restaurants of 132,000 Americans”, “77% of diners would eat out less if smoking were permitted in restaurants while only 2% would eat out more...”


 

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Published on August 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm | | 0 Comments

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Thinking About Having an “Over the Edge” Viewing Party?!

bankAre you planning to host an “Over the Edge” Viewing Party on Saturday, October 4, 2014? Are you planning a special menu? Will you prepare the food or order in? Are you inviting all your closest friends / family to cheer Delvin Choice on as he jumps from a 228 foot high building to help GFP raise $25,000 to keep kids drug-free? If so, then you’re proving Delvin right when he says he has the support of Greenville County! Let’s continue to show our support for Delvin during his “ordeal”...

 


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Published on August 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP Is a Recipient of the Southside Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser!

dodgeThe Southside High School Lady Tiger Volleyball Team will sponsor the First Annual "Don’t You Dare Do Drugs" Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00am at Southside High School, 6630 Frontage at White Horse Road to benefit Greenville Family Partnership and the Southside High Lady Volleyball Team! Join GFP and Southside High in “dodging” drugs!

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Published on August 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm | | 0 Comments

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Set Aside October 4th for the “Over the Edge" Charity Event!

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Are you getting geared up to watch Delvin Choice rappel “over the edge” of the Bank of America Building in Downtown Greenville to help GFP raise $25,000 to keep kids in Greenville County healthy, safe, and drug-free?! Show your support for Delvin Choice, GFP, and the kids in Greenville County by making a donation! Let’s watch as Delvin Choice bravely rappels “over the edge”!

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Published on August 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm | | 0 Comments

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Teens Are Abusing “Synthetic Human Growth Hormone”!

rxThe number or teens who abuse “Synthetic Human Growth Hormone” (hGH) to improve their lifestyle and wellbeing is increasing. In the past, synthetic hGH was used as a sports performance enhancing drug in combination with steroids. Prescribing or distributing synthetic hGH is dangerous and illegal. It can lead to many detrimental short-term and long-term effects which may be irreversible - which would be especially harmful for teens who are still in the midst of mental and physical development.

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Published on August 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm | | 0 Comments

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Teen Athletes Abusing Prescription Painkillers!

fballA large number of teen athletes are abusing prescription painkillers, including male and female athletes but with football players and male athletes being the most likely to abuse them. Teen athletes are also more likely to abuse illegal drugs than teens that don’t play sports. The abuse of prescription painkillers among teen athletes may be the result of teens seeking stronger drugs for a more euphoric high and access to over-prescribed drugs that wind up in the hands of teens. Lock Up Your Meds!

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Published on August 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm | | 0 Comments

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It's Almost Time for the Red Ribbon Golf Classic!

golfJoin the Fun! The "Green Valley Red Ribbon VIP Reception" will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm! The “Green Valley Red Ribbon Golf Classic” 2014 will be held the next day on Friday, September 26, 2014! Registration for the tournament will begin at 10:00am but the "game" will start at 12:00 noon! Proceeds from this event will support drug prevention; parenting; and youth programs in the community!

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Published on August 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP Goes “Over the Edge for a Brighter Tomorrow” with Local Celebrity Delvin Choice!

ote On Saturday, October 4, 2014, GFP will be a beneficiary of “Over the Edge for a Brighter Tomorrow”, a rappelling event for non-profits supporting Upstate SC. GFP will be represented by local celebrity, Delvin Choice of season 6 on NBC’s “The Voice” where he made it to the “Top 8”. Delvin will rappel 15 stories from atop the Bank of America Building at 101 N. Main St. to help GFP raise $25,000! Help him reach his goal! Join Delvin in helping GFP to keep kids off alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs! Let’s help Delvin and GFP create a “brighter tomorrow” for kids in Greenville County!

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Published on August 1, 2014 at 9:24 pm | | 0 Comments

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Join GFP for the Red Ribbon 5K Run & Fun!

runGFP is sponsoring an “Inaugural Red Ribbon Run & Fun” in tribute to Sean Reeves who helped many youth at-risk for substance abuse. This event will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00am in Trail Blazer Park at 115 Wilhelm Winter Street in Travelers Rest, SC...

 



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Published on July 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm | | 0 Comments

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Enter the "Talk to the Hand Challenge"!

talkGFP is sponsoring a “Talk to the Hand Challenge”! Smoking is bad for you, whether you’re doing the smoking or not. Bad teeth, lung problems, heart disease, grey skin… you name it. There are many, many reasons not to smoke. So, let your hand do the talking and tell why you think smoking is bad for you...

 

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Published on June 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jersey Mike’s GFP "Month / Day of Giving" Charity Fundraiser!

jmJersey Mike’s has raised over $12,000 in support of GFP through its "Month / Day of Giving" Charity Fundraiser! These funds will be used to help GFP keep kids in the community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free! Thank you for making a BIG difference in the community, Jersey Mike's!

 

 

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Published on June 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm | | 0 Comments

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Easley Gymnastics Is Tobacco-Free!

clipEasley Gymnastics is also the winner of the “Field of Dreams” Tobacco-Free Video Clip Contest! So, join GFP in congratulating this team of tobacco-free gymnasts! To view the video, visit GFP's Tobacco section.

 

Published on June 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm | | 0 Comments

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50 Years of Research on Smoking and Health!

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Join the CDC in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health! To learn more, visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.html.

Published on April 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm | | 0 Comments

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SMOKE FREE in Greenville County

blog-rssWouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any restaurant in all of Greenville County and not have to worry about breathing in smoke?

 

 

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Published on April 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP Raises Awareness Concerning Secondhand Smoke!

Greenville Family Partnership is also dedicated to raising awareness concerning tobacco use BUT there is one aspect to its use that affects people who don't smoke or use any tobacco products of any kind... It's secondhand smoke, which is far more dangerous than most people realize. So, for the next few weeks, this web site will feature some important facts concerning its dangers...

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Published on June 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm | | 0 Comments

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General Prevention Newsletters!

newsClick here for general alcohol, tobacco & other drugs and parenting related news!

Published on December 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm | | 1 Comment

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Community Events Calendar

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Click here for GFP-related and other community events; parenting workshops; and national drug prevention dates of interest.

Published on January 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm | | 0 Comments

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