Thursday of last week, Kids for the Future of Marianna held a special “rally” in honor of the 39th annual Great American Smokeout. The California division of the American Cancer Society initiated the first “Smokeout” in 1976. Since then, the third Thursday in November has marked the observance of this day, with ACS as the official host.
To support the American Cancer Society and their efforts to reduce smoking, the staff and children at the Marianna clinic participated in a short rally. All the participants made signs and posters to help show their advocacy for the campaign. Marianna’s clinic director, Lita Moore-Johnson, explained that the clinic had originally planned to have a parade—however, adverse weather from the night prior affected the conditions of the parade area. Therefore, they made a last minute decision to change the parade to a rally. Read more