Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Teen Health Connection sets up at Vans Warped Tour

Teen Health Connection will take their advice to the streets as they set up at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.

Among a line up of bands at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre on July 30, Teen Health Connection will be providing health information to the 16,000 teens at the event, said Rett Liles, with the organization.

The teens will be handing out sunscreen, wrist-bands and decal stickers at the event. They will also be launching a health text messaging campaign. Each month the group will be sending health information to teens and adults via text messages.

"(We)are excited to reach many teens at the Warped Tour," Liles said. "Teens are always on their phones, so we feel like this will be a great way to get some positive health information to them."

The messages will include health and safety information that relates to a particular topic of the month. July is "Summer Safety Month," so teens will be sending messages about sunscreen and healthy hydration. August is "Back to School," so messages will be about getting enough sleep, immunizations and physicals.

For more information, check out Teen Health Connection online.