BISHOP UNIVERSITY TO HOST TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION PRESENTATION

LENNOXVILLE, QC - Bishop's University together with The Taylor Hooton Foundation is hosting a presentation to educate athletes, students, coaches and parents on the dangers of performance enhancing drugs. The presentation will take place on Friday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at Centennial Theatre on the Bishop's University campus. The free event will be offered in English and is open to the public.

Young people today are under tremendous amounts of pressure to succeed. The desire to win, to look good and to earn a scholarship can create insurmountable stress. This pressure comes from peers, teachers, coaches, and even parents. The desire to succeed at any cost can force a student or athlete to make a deadly mistake - using appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APED's) such as anabolic steroids or HGH.

 
The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a leading non-profit organization headquartered in McKinney, Texas. This Foundation was founded in 2004 by the parents, family and friends of Taylor after his death. The founders became aware of the magnitude of a growing problem among high school and college students across the US and Canada-the illegal use and abuse of anabolic steroids and other APED's. They discovered that this is a serious problem among young adults and teenagers, and learned that young people and their parents are generally ignorant of the prevalence and the real dangers of these powerful drugs. More information about the foundation can be found at www.taylorhooton.org.
 
For further information on the presentation on August 24 please contact 819-822-9600. Brian Breckles is at ext. 2668 or bbreckle@ubishops.ca or Marty Rourke is at ext. 2507 or mrourke@ubishops.ca.

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