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Press Release

September 7, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         
Contact: Julie Holmquist
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CNN News Highlights PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS:  PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and its website for teens,, was featured on CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips, Tuesday, Sept. 7, in an interview with teen star and PACER spokesperson Demi Lovato. Lovato, who was bullied when she was younger, helped PACER launch in 2009.

Michael Keller, chief marketing officer of International Dairy Queen and a PACER board member, joined Lovato on the national morning news show to discuss PACER’s bullying prevention efforts. One of those efforts is National Bullying Prevention Month in October, sponsored by PACER Center.
“Thanks to Demi and Michael, more people are learning about PACER’s helpful bullying prevention resources and this special effort in October,” said Paula Goldberg, PACER’s executive director.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a time when individuals and organizations nationwide can raise awareness of bullying prevention by using resources at During the month, schools and organizations that are recognizing the event are invited to become a “Champion” against bullying.
“To make a significant impact on bullying, we need people across the country to take action, just like Demi Lovato has,” said Julie Hertzog, director PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “There are 160,000 children staying home from school each day for fear of bullying, but working together, we can make a difference.”
To learn how to be involved in bullying prevention, visit

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources.

PACER Center is a national parent center located in Minneapolis, Minn., serving all youth, with a special emphasis on children with disabilities. Learn more at or call 952-838-9000; 888-248-0822 (national toll free).