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Our Sincere appreciation is extended to Natalie Aiello, a 4-H Youth Development Educator in Elk County, for her efforts in coordinating our visit to Ridgway Area Middle-High School where we had the privilege of sharing Demi’s message and our TDV Awareness and Prevention Program with over 400 9th- 12th grade students.

Thank you Patty Schaut, Ridgway Guidance Counselor, for working with Natalie to make our program available to your student body. We also appreciate the visit and remarks from Billie Jo of C.A.P.S.E.A. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse).

We are grateful for the continued efforts of Ladies Hospital Aid Society – Dee Dee Troutman, LHAS Executive Director and Laura Penrod Kronk, LHAS Program Coordinator, in supplying students with their signature xoshove≠trulove (kiss, hug, shove does not equal true love) t-shirts.

The DBCAO is dedicated to sharing Demi’s story and continuing to reach out to teens about TDV through our school-based presentations. To schedule a visit to your school or community event please call Dr. Gary Cuccia at 724-668-7772 or email us at