Thursday, June 4, 2009

WI Youth Wins National Award!

Kyle Picha of the Prairie du Chien FACT (Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco) group was named Central Region Youth Advocate of the Year at an awards gala on May 6th by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco. Kyle has been active with FACT for 4 years and is currently serving on the FACT Youth Board of Directors. FACT is WI's youth-driven tobacco prevention movement.

Since his involvement in FACT, Kyle has played an integral role in helping advocate for a statewide smoke-free law in Wisconsin, testified before the Joint Finance Committee in support of state tobacco prevention funding, and helped create an award-winning media advocacy campaign.

Congrats Kyle!

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