Our 4th Annual MANA 5K on Saturday June 27th was AWESOME! Thanks to all of our participants that came out and our generous community partners! We also raised $6200.00 for Beatrice Malautea to continue to seek critical physical therapy sessions to help her towards a full recovery!
Check out the event photos online here.
Cheers to our health!
Thank You from all of us at The Queen Center
Check out our May ITAT Newsletter! Don't forget to register for the MANA5K on Saturday June 25 at Liberty Park. This is a fun family event for a great cause. Support Pacific Islander Health!
Rugby Utah is also putting on a youth rugby clinic after the 5K from 10am-12pm.
Check out our April ITAT newsletter and our upcoming MANA 5K Event. Participants can register on our website!
Island Teens Against Tobacco attends 2016 Utah Legislative Session. Nominations for the 4th Annual MANA 5K is open!
Our Island Teens Against Tobacco groups from Granger High, Kearns High, and Westlake High attended the 2016 Utah Legislative Session to advocate for HB 157 to raise the tobacco age to 21. States such as California and Hawaii have passed similar bills. Increasing the age to purchase tobacco would help to decrease the number of teens using tobacco early on.
We are now accepting nominations for our 4th Annual MANA 5K! Nominations are easy to put together and are due MARCH 31st! Click here to nominate a family in need today!
November 9th through the 14th is the 4th Annual Utah Pacific Island Health Week! This week is dedicated to raising awareness and providing ways to improve the health and well being of Utah's Pacific Islander communities. Check out the events happening this week starting with the Family Health Expo Kick Off event on Monday November 9th from 6-8:30pm at the Sorenson Unity Center. There will be informational booths, activity stations, and live entertainment. Free for the whole family! For a list of events during the week visit: http://utahpacifichealth.org/
Our ITAT newsletter for the month of May is available! Register for the MANA 5K online at http://www.queencenterutah.org/mana-5k-registration.html
Check out this press release by the CDC on e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students. Usage has tripled within the last year! http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0416-e-cigarette-use.html
Questions about the 5K event? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 3rd Annual MANA 5K is happening June 27! All proceeds will go to two deserving families in our community: Lynne Schwenke and Kini Fotu. Please support our cause and walk or run for a healthier community!
Registration/eventinformation can be found on our website: http://www.queencenterutah.org/mana-5k-registration.html
Special Thanks to our sponsors:
Health Choice Utah
Check out our April ITAT Newsletter!
This month our ITAT groups in St George and Utah County had fun participating in Kick Butts Day! A day youth commit to informing their communities about the dangers of tobacco and having fun with other youth. This year our ITAT groups had fun at a Kick Ball Tournament. Check out our March ITAT Newsletter! Thanks to all our ITAT members that particiapted.
Check out this awesome news article of the St. George Kickball Event:
This month our Granger Island Teens Against Tobacco group visited the state legislative session in which they met with state legislators to discuss important issues regarding tobacco and growing concerns regarding e-cigarettes and increases in youth using such devices. Without e-cigarette regulation, we are not able to establish the long term effects that these devices may have on it's users. Check out pictures, our ITAT newsletter, and a clip of our Granger ITAT President, Della Gurr below. Please support our cause by talking to your youth about tobacco and other drugs (including e-cigarettes- nicotine is an addictive substance and can cause serious health issues).
Three bold goals were announced by the American Lung Association this month to end tobacco caused diseases and deaths. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's first report on smoking and health. The goals are as follows:
To help America meet these goals, The ALA graded each state on Tobacco Prevention, Smoke Free Air, Tobacco Taxes, and Access to Cessation Services. Utah received an F in Tobacco Prevention, and A in Smoke Free Air, a D in Tobacco Taxes, and an F in Access to Cessation Services.
To help reach the national goals, ALA recommends Utah do the following:
Visit http://stateoftobaccocontrol.org/ for further information about these findings and more details about tobacco issues in Utah and other states.
Our Island Teens Against Tobacco groups will make their way to the Capitol in February to advocate for better regulation on e-cigarettes. We are hoping that with recent findings about what is actually in e-juice the need for further regulation is more precedent.
Check out recent articles about e-cigarettes here: