Phi Theta Kappa: Toxin Prevention Convention

Every once in a while something comes along that can simultaneously benefit Cumberland County College, and the community. Such an endeavor would enable the college to uphold their educational standards. Also, it would have the makings of something the community could thrive from for years to come. And, if all goes well, it will leave a lasting impression that both the college and community could remember forever. 

Annually, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) hosts a project to fulfill their obligations for their Honors In Action project. This year’s national theme is the “Culture of Competition.” PTK chose to do a very interesting unprecedented project that will bring awareness to community and college. They’re calling their project “Toxin Prevention Convention.” 

Toxin Prevention Convention will be held on Wednesday, May 1 from 2pm to 4pm outside by the clock tower. Refreshments will be available thanks to donations from local businesses. 

Toxin Prevention Convention is all about spreading awareness about harmful toxins we put into our bodies and learning about preventative measures. Often, people question themselves or their loved ones why they become afflicted with disease and illness. Do these sorts of illnesses arise from no particular cause? Is their nothing we can do about it? Mainstream medicine may not provide all the answers we seek to properly understand disease and illness. Typically, mainstream medicine takes a more reactive approach to treating their patients. However, not much is discussed regarding preventative measures. There are toxins everywhere around us that compromise our health. These disease-causing agents that people come into contact with typically go overlooked everyday and they may not realize these harmful agents can and do seriously compromise their health. This is what the highlight of PTK’s event will be. 

Toxin Prevention Convention is an opportunity for PTK members to apply their intellectual and academic skills. Through multiple primary and secondary sources of information, PTK will provide well-rounded insightful information at the event that will stimulate the minds of the readers. We will also provide solutions derived from well-researched information. In the spirit of the theme Culture of Competition, we will include topics within the world of food, health, medicine, and how elements within these worlds compete with one another and bring society to where it is today.

We will have guest speakers at the event from all aspects of these topics that will give their professional opinions on toxins found in the environment. We even have non-PTK students interested in becoming a part of this because it resonates with them personally. This awareness event is free and open to the college and community. The community, and college will all be involved to make this event a most remarkable event in history.

Other Upcoming PTK activities are as follows:

  – PTK Adopt a Road on Saturday, April 27. Volunteers are needed.

 – Induction Day is on Sunday, April 28 from 3-5p.m.

  – Big Brother/ Big Sister is the event where PTK gives gifts to all the children of BB/BS. The deadline for collection is Wednesday, May 8!!

 – Project Graduation is on Thursdsay, May 16, 2013.


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