For Immediate Release:
March 3, 2009
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host the Save a Life Tour and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center on the Middletown Campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. The event is free and open to the public.
The Save a Life Tour, which seeks to create greater awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, is geared toward high school- and college-age individuals. The Save a Life Tour will feature shocking statistics, presentations, images and simulations to reinforce the message that driving under the influence is no accident — it is a choice. The Save a Life Tour is interactive and potentially life-changing.
Following are some of the activities that attendees will experience:
- Presentations by individuals who have experienced life-altering DUI incidents
- Multi-screen, state-of-the-art, drinking-and-driving simulation that gives participants a “ticket” documenting the violations committed during their DUI driving experiences. Audience members can also experience the simulation by watching screens that display the driver’s view and a helicopter view.
- An ongoing slide presentation of memorials to victims who have lost their lives in DUI accidents
- Informational video presentations, thought-provoking banners and a casket with signage stating “reserved for the next drinking and driving victim”
In addition, the following organizations will be available to answer questions and provide wellness information to attendees:
- ABC Chiropractic
- AIDS Response Effort
- Bridging the Gaps
- Concern Hotline
- Crossroads Counseling Center
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Gold’s Gym
- Spa 122
- The Laurel Center
- The National Counseling Group
- The Warren Coalition
- Tres Bella Spa
- Winchester Addiction Services
For more information about the event, interested individuals may contact Brandy Boies, student activities coordinator, at 540-868-7216 or [email protected].
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.