"The Miss America Program has given me a springboard for creating Project
NeverStart. Through my involvement, I've gotten approximately 1,000
pledges to NeverStart!! Please join all the others in pledging to a
I chose this issue as my platform because: My grandfather died long before I was ever born of lung cancer, directly caused from cigarette smoking. Not only have I lost the opportunity to know my grandfather, but also my mother has severe health problems from growing up in a house filled with his second-hand smoke. Furthermore, my mother never had the opportunity to develop healthy lungs because my grandmother smoked while pregnant with her.
The loss of my grandfather and my mother's poor health has given me the incentive to ensure that our next generation lives long enough to know their grandchildren.
Project NeverStart teaches:
Take the Project NeverStart Pledge:
I _________ pledge to NeverStart smoking.
Project NeverStart was created by Becky Snyder.