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EIU Invites Community Residents to Kick Butts Day Activities


Community residents are invited to join Eastern Illinois University students, faculty and staff as they participate in local activities for Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative designed to stop youth tobacco use.

Activities will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Charleston 's Morton Park.

In addition to a community picnic, where local vendors and businesses will have booths filled with free food, games and information regarding tobacco use and the effects it has on one's health, a Kick Butts Day 5K Walk/Run is planned.

Registration for the walk/run is $10 for EIU students and $20 for all others; registration forms for that event and additional information about all of the day's activities are available at

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people every year. Every day, more than 4,000 kids try their first cigarettes; another 1,000 kids become addicted smokers, one-third of whom will die prematurely as a result.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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