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Griffin Hospital to Host Teen Safe Driving Awareness Night on April 4

By Alex Stackpole on 3/16/2017

Juniors and seniors of Lower Naugatuck Valley high schools and their parents are invited to the 7th Annual Teen Safe Driving Awareness Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.

“Underage drinking and distracted driving are main reasons for teenage driver car accidents, and the most powerful tool against these risk factors is parents,” said Cathi Kellett of Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach & Valley Parish Nurse Program.

This free program feature a talk by Tim Hollister, who lost his teenage son to distracted driving, about parenting teens through the dangers of driving. This event aims to engage teens and their parents in an open conversation to encourage safe behaviors and decrease questionable decisions in regards to driving, texting, drugs and alcohol.

Griffin Hospital will provide a free dinner for all attendees. Participating students will receive free gift cards for Dunkin Donuts and be entered into a grand prize drawing for prom ticket bids.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Reservation are due by March 28 to Dee at 203-924-7614 or d.kopecs@cityofshelton.org. Please provide your name, phone number, town and number of guests.

The event is sponsored by The Valley Community Foundation, Shelton Youth Service Bureau, Ansonia Youth Service Bureau, Valley Parish Nurse Program, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and The Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, and Griffin Hospital.

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