Lazydays Sponsors ‘Anti-Bullying National Tour’
The anti-bullying, non-profit organization Jaylens Challenge Foundation Inc. is preparing to embark on its inaugural Bullying No Way! National Tour in an effort “to educate the educators, teach tolerance to the tormentors and banish bullying for all.” According to a press release, the tour is being sponsored by Lazydays RV.
The nationwide school and public awareness initiative will launch its initial five-state excursion from the foundation’s home base in Seffner, Fla., on March 14 with a press conference scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET).
The Bullying No Way! National Tour will travel across the country with RV transportation provided by Lazydays to share its message with school student assemblies and media. The first bus route will make scheduled stops in Mobile, Ala., Gulfport, Miss., Dallas, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz., and conclude in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 22.
Dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of bullying through education and community service year-round, Jaylens Challenge Foundation will shine a spotlight on the power to change the problem, one child-at-a-time, during its countrywide trek to banish bullying.
“We at Lazydays are delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor Jaylens Challenge in its national tour,” said Lazydays CFO Randy Lay. “Lazydays has always taken an active interest in issues that impact the children and young adults in our community; the Lazydays Employee Foundation has sponsored and supported, with employee dollars and time, several important initiatives that give hope to those young people who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Working with the good people of Jaylens Challenge to bring awareness to, and ending bullying in all forms, is a natural fit for us. We wish them well and will be following their progress as they RV across America.”
The Jaylens Challenge charity organization is inspired by its founder and official spokesperson Jaylen Arnold, a boy with a passionate dream and personal goal to end harassment in our schools. A victim of bullying as a result of his challenging battle with Tourette’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome and severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Jaylen approached his mother, Robin, as an eight-year old with an idea to stop the growing pandemic behavior for all children. In just five short years, Jaylen has been successful in achieving his goal, garnering the widespread attention of national media (including CNN, Discovery Health, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, Katie Couric) and support of screen actor Dash Mihok (who was diagnosed with Tourette’s at the age of 6), in his noble cause and educational presentations.
To learn more about the Jaylens Challenge Foundation and for up-to-date bus tour information, visit www.jaylenschallenge.org.