I remember being in high school and going going going. My senior year, I had a job after school, marching band before school, and homework when I was supposed to be asleep; and never every stopped. Even when I got sick I wasn’t able to stop, I would not miss band practice or work. That was over ten years ago, I have hard that kids lives are even more full of activities now. Chances of kids getting all worn out and sick are on high levels. So Clorox is spreading the world about flu prevention with American Idol finalist Danny Gokey. Together they have launched I Don’t Want to Miss…, a national campaign designed to get teens and their teachers involved in flu prevention.
The dual risk of the seasonal flu as well as the 2009 H1N1 virus, makes this year’s flu season especially complicated. To help spread the word about flu prevention, former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey has paired up with The Clorox Company to launch I Don’t Want to Miss…, a national campaign designed to get teens and their teachers involved in flu prevention.
The program is in it’s second year and it features a contest that invites school musical groups, like glee clubs, show choirs, etc. to develop a video performance of a song written by Berklee College of Music student Will Wells on what they don’t want to miss out on if they were home sick and why prevention is important. The winning school will win a music class led by former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey! Isn’t he amazing?
For each entry submitted, The Clorox Company will donate $100 (up to $10,000) to the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, a charity founded by Gokey in honor of his late wife, Sophia, and dedicated to helping children achieve academic success via musical training and restoring musical dreams in children.
– Download the song/lyrics.
– Share the song/lyrics with your teacher and school musical group.
– Check the judging criteria below to make sure you understand the directions.
– As a group, work together to develop a video performance of the song.
– Remember to include a video introduction and to include your teacher in the video and/or performance.
– Make sure your teacher collects signed consent forms from all students participating in the video. These will be needed if you win. You can find these forms under "Important Links."
– Go to "Upload Your Video Here."
Even more contest details on School Tube.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that children and teens over 6 months and up to age 18 get flu vaccinations. In addition to vaccination, the most important step in flu prevention, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and washing hands often play an important role in prevention.
Visit the Clorox page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/Clorox) after January 28 to learn more about this creative and informational challenge. For the first 100 groups to submit, the teacher will receive a wellness care package from The Clorox Company.