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PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center Radio Disney - Next Big Thing Disney - Friends For Change

DISNEY’S FRIENDS FOR CHANGE AND PACER TO HOLD BULLYING PREVENTION RALLY AT MALL OF AMERICA® WITH PERFORMANCES BY RADIO DISNEY’S “N.B.T.” SEASON FIVE ARTISTS

WHAT: Disney’s Friends For Change, an initiative that inspires kids and families to take action, and the national nonprofit PACER will host a bullying prevention rally to empower kids to unite against bullying in their schools and communities. The event – held on Make a Difference Day – will feature live, inspirational performances by Radio Disney's "N.B.T." (Next BIG Thing) season five artists, part of the national "N.B.T. On Tour."
WHERE:
The Rotunda
Mall of America
8100 24th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
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WHEN:
11:30 am: Media Check In
12 – 2 pm: Event
2 pm – 3 pm:  “N.B.T.” Artist Meet and Greet
3 pm: Event Concludes
WHO: Jake Whetter, Radio Disney on-air personality and "N.B.T." host;  Paula Goldberg, executive director and co-founder of PACER; Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center; and “N.B.T." Season Five Artists:  Chloe and Halle Bailey, 14-year-old and 12-year-old (respectively) sister pop singers and actresses; Katherine Hughes, 17-year-old acoustic pop singer and actress; Damian Otchere, 16-year-old pop and R&B singer, dancer and actor; Jack Skuller, 16-year-old modern rock and pop singer, and songwriter; and Elle Winter, 13-year-old pop singer, songwriter and actress.
Contact:

Media interested in attending must RSVP by Thursday, October 25, 2012.    

For Disney’s Friends For Change:
Marni Tomljanovic, [email protected]

For Radio Disney:
Jennifer Minezaki, [email protected]

For PACER:
Grant McGinnis, [email protected]

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About Disney’s Friends For Change
Disney's Friends For Change is a global initiative that inspires kids and their families to make a lasting, positive change by helping people, communities, and the planet.  Through on-air spots, online action kits, and grants to support projects in neighborhoods around the world, Friends For Change aims to provide useful resources to encourage kids and families to take action and make a difference. To date, Friends For Change kids around the world have taken almost five million actions. For more information, visit www.disney.com/friends.

About PACER
Every year, 13 million kids in America are bullied. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources including the websites TeensAgainstBullying.org and KidsAgainstBullying.org. Based in Minneapolis, PACER offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, the community, and online. For more information, visit PACER.org/bullying.

About “N.B.T.”
"N.B.T." (Next BIG Thing) is a daily multiplatform series that puts the spotlight on aspiring young recording artists and provides them with the chance to showcase their music across national broadcast and online platforms. Over the course of 10 weeks, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will be invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite artist at RadioDisney.com, via Radio Disney Facebook page and Twitter, or text* "NBT" to DISNEY (347639).  The winner will perform on the hit Disney Channel series "Austin & Ally," have a new single released by Disney Music Group.

About Mall of America
Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America - a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.