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Foundation for a Smokefree America
Direct Office Tel (310) 577-9828
Main Tel (800) 541-7741
tremendous goodwill for your company
at the local, national or international level
this well known American's tobacco prevention talk at one or more local
schools to youth age 12 - 18, with press invited.
- Sponsor an international speaking tour of schools and a meeting with the nation's Minister of Health, and recieve national news coverage in that nation.
Patrick Reynolds is a well known tobaccofree advocate, and also a grandson of tobacco company
founder RJ Reynolds. Patrick, however, took a public stand for a smokefree society and has
made a difference with his life. He has dedicated himself to preventing
youth from starting to smoke, and helping smokers to quit.
Reynolds first spoke out publicly after his father, RJ Reynolds, Jr, died
from smoking. Today Patrick is a well known
motivational speaker and advocate, specializing in youth smoking
prevention and rallying communities around the smokefree cause. He also runs the non-profit group, Foundation for a Smokefree America.
press coverage of Mr. Reynolds' talks to community groups and at schools builds goodwill
for clients who sponsor his talks. Past and present sponsors include
local businesses, hospitals, health departments, school districts, community groups and international governments.
A NATIONAL OR
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR
Reynolds is open to forming a relationship with a corporate sponsor for a national or international speaking tour. Smokefree America can provide your company with full support for booking his talk in local schools in the US or internationally.
A NATIONAL TOUR
Mr. Reynolds would speak initially at a high school or middle school in the city where your company is
headquartered. Your executives may attend. Your company could then decide whether to send Mr. Reynolds
on to speak in other US cities, possibly in cities where your organization
has plants or offices.
You may also view online video clips from his live talk for youth at www.tobaccofree.org/clips/
Recent TV news coverage of Mr. Reynolds may be viewed online at www.tobaccofree.org/tv. Recent print media coverage is listed at www.tobaccofree.org/news/
More links follow below. If desired, his tour could later be expanded to other nations.
Press would be invited by your public relations office.
AN INTERNATIONAL TOUR
In April, 2009, the Minister of Health of Greece invited Mr. Reynolds to Greece to speak to youth and adults, and appeared together with him at a conference.
There was extensive national news coverage in Greece, and in addition to the coverage of the conference, Patrick was profiled by many national newspapers, magazines, radio and TV networks.
The following month, Mr. Reynolds received a letter of praise from the Greek Health Ministry.
Mr. Reynolds would speak in nations of your choosing, and promote the tobacco free cause in the national press of each country, as he so successfully did in Greece. Your company would be credited as sponsor, and would invite the media.
In each nation he would speak to children and if the Minister of Health agreed, he could also meet with him or her publicly or privately, as you prefer.
He could go on a multi-city goodwill tour of large nations like China, speaking to children in the largest cities, with local newspapers and TV invited in each city.
The news coverage will be national, as it was in Greece, and will bring the tobacco-free message to millions of people all over each country.
In addition it will build great goodwill for your company. A typical headline in Greece read, “Grandson of a tobacco baron asks children to stay smoke-free." In Greece, his sponsor was the Ministry of Health.
Please contact Mr. Reynolds' offic to discuss having this respected champion of the tobacco-free cause build goodwill for your group.
LINKS WITH FURTHER INFO
Patrick Reynolds’ biography
Online video clips of Mr. Reynolds’ recent TV news interviews http://www.tobaccofree.org/tv/
Online video clips of Patrick Reynolds speaking to youth in school
Our proposal for Heath Ministers
Letter from the Greek Health Ministry about Mr. Reynolds' tour there in April, 2009
Copies of Greek media coverage of Mr. Reynolds’ 2009 tour in Greece http://www.tobaccofree.org/news/index.html#Greece
Contact information for Mr. Reynolds’ staff
Reynolds' program would provide an excellent community service and outreach
for your company. He will speak to children ages 10 - 17 (grades
6 - 12), typically in a school assembly program, with press invited.
If desired, he can also present community talks to adult groups, coordinated with the local community's tobaccofree coalition. Community members may also be invited to attend
his talks at schools, if they approve.
would be in control of the public relations campaign, of
the final content of Mr. Reynolds' talks, and of all marketing for the event.
schools are sometimes bused in to create a larger event of 2,000
to 3,000 students. Mr. Reynolds' clients who do this always get
great support from the tobacco control coordinator at the local
county health department. This official is usually pleased to act
as a liaison to the schools, and will be help facilitate booking
his talks at schools in the local community.
Reynolds is well known to tobacco control staff across the US. Many
of them would be thrilled to work with you, as the sponsor of his program.
office will provide schools with materials such as a Teacher’s Class Discussion Guide, for
follow-up study in the classroom, after his assembly program. We
can also provide public relations materials to clients, and offer an evaluation form for students to fill out
after his talks, if feedback is desired by the company or local
program will build a bridge for your company to both employees and the local community,
in cities wherever your company has offices or factories.
In summary, Patrick
Reynolds' program will be an excellent and innovative goodwill building
program for your group.
A TRIAL SPEAKING TOUR OF 2 TO 4 SCHOOLS
IN THE CITY WHERE YOUR COMPANY IS HEADQUARTERED
propose to begin our relationship with two to four talks at schools
in the city where your company Headquarters is located. In this
way, your executives could easily attend and evaluate one of his
If this program is deemed to be successful, it could then be expanded
to other cities where your company has plants or offices -- in the
US, or internationally.
call us to discuss the cost. Mr. Reynolds will typically give 2
school talks per day, plus media interviews, and travel time between
cities. The company may invite local press at its option. Up to three talks daily are possible. Speaking fees for non-profit groups like schools are reduced.
Reynolds' smoking prevention motivational talk will build goodwill for your company with the
Whether Mr. Reynolds speaks to adults or to youth, his
program in the US is a great outreach to the community through local media
coverage of his talks. The news story of a tobacco company founder’s
grandson asking children not to start smoking, and helping to foster the work of local tobaccofree coalitions, is one the
media will cover in a very positive way.
In other nations, his program can be expected to attract national news coverage.
program is a unique opportunity for your company to build goodwill
-- an innovative concept
with a moderate cost.
important, it will make a difference in many young lives, and raise awareness about tobacco use through strong press coverage of your company's new outreach and program.
info about Patrick Reynolds' live talks: www.tobaccofree.org/patrick.htm
Feedback from schools, hospitals, and colleges: www.tobaccofree.org/clients.htm
Recent news coverage: www.tobaccofree.org/news.htm
Video clips of his talk: www.tobaccofree.org/clips/truth.htm
Educational video of his live talk: www.tobaccofree.org/video.htm
How to get local co-sponsors: www.tobaccofree.org/volunteer
Results of evaluations: www.tobaccofree.org/evaluations.htm
Contact information for Mr. Reynolds’ staff:
OTHER WAYS TO WORK TOGETHER
Foundation for a Smokefree America would also be pleased
to apply to your corporate giving department, to see
if we meet their guidelines for grants.
Detailed information on the foundation
may be found at www.anti-smoking.org/info.
Our acclaimed educational
video may also be purchased as a gift to employees with children,
or as a gift to local area schools. Our
thanks for your interest and consideration.
Foundation for a Smokefree America
Tel 1(310) 577-9828
Foundation for a Smokefree America
8117 W Manchester Ave Suite 500 · Playa del Rey CA 90293
info about our 501c3 non-profit group: www.anti-smoking.org/info