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Take the pledge not to drink and drive

March 12, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Students at Western Michigan University are campaigning to get fellow students to take a pledge not to drink and drive St. Patrick's Day.

The Pledge Against Drunk Driving takes place Monday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Campus Flagpoles, next to the Lee Honors College on WMU's main campus.

The pledge drive is held close to St. Patrick's Day, because heavy drinking is frequently associated with the holiday. It is intended to raise student awareness of year-round alternatives to drinking and driving and the potentially life-shattering consequences of driving drunk. Candy, bracelets and other giveaways will be offered to those taking the pledge.

The Pledge Against Drunk Driving is an annual project of the WMU chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health education honorary, which provides professional development experiences for students in community and school health education.

For more information, contact McKenna Collins, chapter president, at mckenna.l.collins@wmich.edu.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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