San Marcos,
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October
2014
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11:35 PM
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CSUSM Hosts Taylor Carroll for RADD Halloween Drinking and Driving Awareness Event, Oct. 30

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

In recognition of the fact that Halloween is a high-risk drinking time, the Student Health & Counseling Services: HOPE & Wellness Center at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), along with other campus sponsors, will be putting on an alcohol awareness program called “Totally RADD Halloween Party & Concert with Taylor Carroll” on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the University Student Union Amphitheater.

The program’s focus will be on educating students about impaired driving, responsible alcohol usage, safety party tips, bystander intervention, use of designated driver and the RADD card to help them get home safely.

New music sensation Taylor Carroll (www.taylorcarrollmusic.com), an advocate of road safety and responsible behavior, is launching his new CD, Supermess. His partnership with RADD Card Program is a win-win, allowing Carroll to represent the RADD Card and be the voice of responsible behavior to his fans.

“Being an entertainer is my lifestyle, but I choose NOT to take it on the road when I have been drinking,” says Carroll. “I take pride in promoting responsible behavior, which is why I am a huge supporter of the RADD Card and this program.”

What is RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving)? The primary purpose of the RADD “What’s the Plan?/I don’t let my friends drive drunk...Do You?” campaign is to encourage young adults ages 21 to 34 to utilize designated non-drinking drivers or alternative transportation, like taxicabs, each time they go out. The RADD Card, a prepaid card that mitigates risk by providing safe transportation options to cardholders of all ages, ensures cardholders (as well as parents and guardians) a prepaid cab ride by covering the meter plus a tip. The card is multi-functional, offering membership and loyal programs as well.

The RADD Card helps to underwrite RADD (www.radd.org) and its College is RADD (www.collegeisRADD.org) DUI-prevention program on 32 campuses, including CSUSM.

This event is free and open to CSUSM students and their guests. There will be a costume and pie eating contest.

What: RADD Halloween Drinking and Driving Awareness Event

When: Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: University Student Union Amphitheater at CSUSM - 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096

Why: To educate CSUSM students about impaired driving, responsible alcohol usage, safety party tips, bystander intervention, use of designated driver and the RADD card to help them get home safely.