The Ridgefield Press
(March 9, 2023)
The NUTMEG Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, is pleased to announce that Mikaella Bernard, Class of 2024 TickTock Council Representative, secured a $500 grant for our chapter to build awareness of American Heart Association’s Tobacco Endgame Movement.
As part of the American Heart Associations, Heart Health Month, the Tobacco Endgame Movement is focused on leveraging the power of peer-to-peer influence, inviting teens and young adults to make a difference in the fight against vaping and other tobacco use.
As an RHS student and athlete, Bernard sees firsthand how prevalent vaping has become. She sought the grant to find a way to educate the Ridgefield community on the harm of tobacco use and to correct the misconceptions that vaping is different or less harmful than traditional smoking…