The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and to bear witness to your support as we stand up for what we believe in was an unexpected perk. We never could have asked for a group of more dedicated volunteers & supporters. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have you here.

As we continue on our journey to demand answers from Gary Tennis and DDAP it’s messages like this from our volunteers that inspire us to keep on fighting!

Dear Norma,

I am so sorry to hear this news…..sad for you, Carol and Olivia because of the endless hours and heart felt love for this program.  But I am most sad that the PA Dept. of Drug and Alcohol is so blind to the needs of children and their parents for the Reality Tour program.

The drug problem in high schools has escalated with the “vaping craze” and most parents are still clueless to the whole problem.  Has society become numb to the lifetime risks of drug use….or is it just those who sit in their political offices and make irrational decisions that affect the families of Pennsylvania?

Please know there are many, many families who continue to need the Reality Tour and what it has to offer them.  You are priceless!

Please know I continue to pray for the Reality Tour, all of its volunteers and participants.

Hang in there…keep fighting for what is best for our community and youth everywhere.

Marge.    🙂

Review of DDAP’s Scare Tactics & 15 Families at a time approach to heroin epidemic.


PA Prevention Movement

Review of DDAP’s Scare Tactics & 15 Families at a time approach to heroin epidemic.

Actions to take on behalf of Reality Tour:
  • Pause to be grateful for your involvement in Reality Tour to date and for those who have joined you and for those you have served.

  • Consider who you can contact anywhere to start one more Reality Tour in another community or state. CANDLE will take care of sending the material.

  • Contact your State Representative and State Senator with the following 3 questions:

    1. Do you agree with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol that the way to reach over 1 million parents and youth in PA in the face of a drug epidemic is to: Reach an average of 15 families per year in 11 PA locations as a ‘statewide prevention outreach’?
    2. Would you want to know more about how Reality Tour, a research-based grassroots program, that networks Rotary, Lions, Jaycees and concerned citizens to present a parent/child 3-hr prevention experience to 1400 persons in just 90 days? Did you know this program has reached 33,000 persons in PA and takes nothing from the state budget? (If we could get the word out to all PA service clubs we could blanket the state with prevention at NO COST in 6 months!)
    3. Will you investigate how our tax dollars are being used in the field of drug prevention in the face of an epidemic?