Red Cross Day of Pink spurs thousands to wear pink

Topics: Saskatchewan, Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention
April 09, 2014

Regina.  Today, over 20,000 people across the province are standing for respect during the fourth annual Red Cross Day of Pink.
 
Presented by SaskEnergy, Red Cross Day of Pink aims to bring awareness to bullying issues and what people can do to create safe and respectful environments. Students and businesses across the province bought official t-shirts, hats and stickers to celebrate the day. Hundreds of schools across the province are holding assemblies and various events that help promote respect and celebrate Day of Pink initiatives.
 
“At SaskEnergy we hope the energy of Saskatchewan youth will 'paint the province pink' today in an effort to stamp out bullying in our communities,” said Leslie Gosselin, Manager, Advertising & Community Relations for SaskEnergy. “Whether in the classroom, on the playground, at work, or at home, there is no place for bullying and we are proud to help the Red Cross deliver this message loud and clear.”
 
All proceeds from the sale of official gear go directly to Red Cross bullying prevention education in Saskatchewan.
 
“We have gone above and beyond what we expected to achieve with Red Cross Day of Pink,” said Cindy Fuchs, Provincial Director for the Canadian Red Cross. “Seeing so many people across the province taking a stand for respect shows how bullying behaviour is no longer socially acceptable.”
 
For tips and more information about Red Cross bullying prevention education programs contact your local Red Cross office, or visit redcross.ca/RespectED.
 
The Great Saskatchewan Red Cross Lottery launched on April 1. Get your tickets at redcross.ca/sklottery today.
 
The Canadian Red Cross is Canada’s leader in bullying prevention education. Its RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention team provides award-winning violence, bullying, and abuse prevention programming that educates children, youth and adults on how to stop and get help for violence.
 
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Canadian Red Cross Media Line
T: 306-721-1636
@RedCrossSK
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