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Thursday, May 22, 2014 – The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization and LHAS – Ladies Hospital Aid Society had the distinct pleasure of visiting the student body and faculty of Indiana Area Senior High School. We extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to School Counselors Holly Marusa, Carol Kerchensky and Kathryn Smith, along with Principal Wade McElheny and Teacher Leah Lyons, for their combined efforts in coordinating our visit to their district.

During two assemblies, Dr. Gary Cuccia shared his daughter Demi’s compelling message and the consequences of Teen Dating Violence with over 900 students enrolled in grades 9- 12. Following our Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Outreach Program the student body and faculty were given LHAS signature xoshove≠trulove (kiss, hug, shove does not equal true love) t-shirts, wristbands and informative reference materials to fall back on should there be a need.

The ultimate goal of our program is to stop teen dating violence before it begins. The earlier a problem is recognized, the sooner it can be addressed.

Thank you Indiana Area Senior High School for welcoming and receiving Demi’s message!