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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Acting Surgeon General Kicks Off 1,600 Town Hall Meetings Throughout the Nation to Address the Underage Drinking Problem First Lady of Wyoming, Nancy Freudenthal, Will Host Kick-Off Meeting on Call to Action against Underage Drinking

Other Leaders Will Participate in Town Hall Meetings Nationwide

In response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to prevent and reduce underage drinking, more than 1,600 town hall meetings will take place all across the country in March and April 2008. These meetings are designed to raise awareness about new information on the public health risk that this problem poses as well as the steps that communities and individuals can take to combat and prevent it.

EVENT: National Kick-off: Town Hall Meeting to Address Underage Drinking Problem

WHO: Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H.

First Lady of Wyoming, Nancy Freudenthal

The Honorable John Barrasso, U.S. Senator

WHEN: March 24, 2008, 6:30 pm

WHERE: Central Wyoming College

Arts Center

2660 Peck Avenue

Riverton, Wyoming 82501

Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., will join with the First Lady of Wyoming, Nancy Freudenthal, to kick off this nationwide effort at a Town Hall meeting in Wyoming on March 24, 2008. Special guest is the Honorable John Barrasso, who will speak on the topic. The meetings will provide greater insight into the nature and scope of the problem and steps for preventing it through reduced demand, availability and access. Parents and other concerned citizens will be given knowledge and tools to connect with today’s youth about the dangers of underage drinking.