Bryan Brothers Foundation Supports Talbot Goes Purple

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The Bryan Brothers Foundation recently presented a $10,000 grant to the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary for Talbot Goes Purple, an initiative that empowers our youth and community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse.

Pictured are Allen Bryan, Sharon Poore, Jason Bryan of the Bryan Brothers foundation Lucie Hughes of the Tidewater Rotary, Dawn Turner, Rennie Gay of the Bryan Brothers Foundation and Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble.

Talbot Goes Purple promotes education and awareness, including the creation of purple clubs in our high schools, through which students learn that they do not need drugs or alcohol to meet life’s challenges. The project also encourages the ‘new conversation’ between teens and parents, one that includes messages that prescription painkillers aren’t safe to use recreationally.

“We preach to our kids not to text and drive, not to drink and drive – but not many people talk about the dangers of prescription painkillers,” said Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble. “We’re in the middle of the deadliest drug epidemic in our history – and much of our heroin problem is driven by pill use. Talbot Goes Purple helps start a new conversation about this, while empowering our kids to make good choices.”

The Bryan Brothers “Building Dreams for Youth” Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charity organization that support youth in Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s counties. The foundation was founded in 2003 and has provided over $1 Million in grants to the area. For more information, please visit www.shorekids.org.

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