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Thank You: Monica Smith

Monica SmithMonica Smith has been a member of PCRM for just a few months, but she has already gone the extra mile to help us get our message out. After reading about our TV public service announcements (PSAs) in an issue of Good Medicine, Smith made phone calls that led to the PSA “Dangerous” being aired over 19,000 times in the Connecticut area.

Smith first became aware of PCRM at the end of 2005 when she heard Dr. Neal Barnard, president of PCRM, speak at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she is a student of holistic health counseling. “Dr. Barnard was just a vision of health,” Smith said. “He looked so healthy and joyful.”

Smith joined PCRM because she deeply related to the ideals of promoting good nutrition and reducing the pain and suffering of animals.

Smith made phone calls to Cox Media and Eastern Connecticut Cable about placing one of our PSAs on the air. PCRM’s PSA “Dangerous” focuses on the dangers of childhood obesity and features several PCRM member doctors. According to a report from Cox Media, the PSA aired 19,351 times on a variety of networks, including CNN, ESPN, and the Food Network.

How You Can Help

If you’d like to help get a PCRM PSA on your local station, contact PSA manager Patricia Howard at psa@pcrm.org. PCRM also offers radio and print PSAs and encourages you to contact your local radio stations and community newspapers and magazines about placing our message. We’d like to thank Monica Smith and all of our members for helping us spread the message of good health and compassionate medical practices.



 

PCRM Online, May 2006

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