ORANGE OUT FOR OWEN ON APRIL 6th
CBS 21 will again partner with Owen’s Foundation on Thursday, April 6th to hold our third annual “Orange Out for Owen” day to help raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving. Schools, businesses, and viewers are invited to show their support by taking a photo of themselves wearing orange and posting it on the CBS 21 News Facebook page or on Instagram and Twitter with #Orange4Owen and #CBS21OrangeOut.
“April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” said CBS 21 Creative Services Director Brett Freitag. “This is a great time to build awareness for our Drive Safe Central PA program and partner with a special organization like Owen’s Foundation to help stop the epidemic of distracted driving. Owen’s tragic story reminds us just how important this issue is.”
Owen Cole Brezitski was an eight-year-old boy killed by a distracted driver in 2011 while crossing the street with his family in front of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg. Owen’s Foundation was born out of this tragedy. CBS 21 will promote this event and the Drive Safe Central PA program on Thursday, April 6th on-air, online and in the community.
Drive Safe Central PA focuses on raising awareness of the dangers of driving while distracted. Through television, digital and live events, CBS 21, Owen’s Foundation, Renewal By Andersen, Capital BlueCross, and our other Drive Safe partners including Freeburn & Hamilton, Faulkner Honda and Select Collision are asking Central Pennsylvanians to take the pledge to not drive distracted.
To take the pledge, visit CBS21.com or the CBS 21 News Facebook page at facebook.com/cbs21news. To learn more about Owen’s Foundation visit orange4owen.com
LIST OF ORANGE OUT EVENTS:
Cumberland Valley HS Pledge Drive
Capital Blue Cross Orange Out
2500 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg (photo will be in the atrium)
CBS 21 News Live Weather at Renewal by Andersen
4856 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg