May 02, 2008 —
We have always said that you, the parents and advocates who make up the Five Moms campaign, are the source of our success. People just like you across the country are working to make sure parents everywhere know about teen cough medicine abuse and how to prevent it. I am very happy to introduce you to a mom who takes this kind of parental education to heart, and to recognize her as our newest Five Moms All-Star. Please join me in congratulating Gwendolyn Scales of Cleveland, Ohio! Gwendolyn has been a foster parent for more than 10 years, offering support and family to 17 children, in addition to raising her two biological children. While surfing the Internet, Gwendolyn came across our campaign's web site. She realized that many other parents may need to hear our message, especially some members of her foster parent group who look after teenagers. For her work educating parents and helping to protect foster children, we are delighted to honor Gwendolyn as our April All-Star. We are now entering the fifth and final month of our All-Star contest. It is your last chance to share your story about how you've used what you've learned from the Five Moms to help fight cough medicine abuse. Submit your story today and you could be our last winner. Our last contest ends on May 25, so get your entry in now!