It began in Scranton, made its way to Hazleton and then Pottsville, and will eventually end in Greensboro, NC where it all began.
George Ewing, who moved to Scranton eight months ago, is revisiting his hometown of Greensboro where the effects of bullying affected him so deeply that he ended up dropping out of high school to escape the teasing.
Now Ewing is taking a 600 mile journey on foot from Scranton, PA to Greensboro to spread the word about the harmful affects of bullying and create an anti-bullying initiative, which he hopes to continue every year.
Ewing’s “No More Bullies Walk” began in Scranton on Monday, where five schoolchildren are known to have committed suicide in the last six months (http://standardspeaker.com/news/walking-to-eliminate-bullying-1.1142441).
With a goal of completing 20 miles per day for a total of 30 days, Ewing made his way to Hazleton on Tuesday, where he stopped by Berger Family Dealerships.
On Wednesday, Ewing was seen at the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville. He hopes to discuss the subject of bullying to legislators as he makes his journey.
Ewing is not doing this campaign for himself; however, he is doing it for a young teenager named Brandon Bitner.
Those from the PA area may remember the Mount Pleasant Mills teen who committed suicide last November after walking nearly seven miles and then “stepping in front of a tractor-trailer near Liverpool,” the site notes.
“Ewing said that Bitner, who was bullied in school, committed suicide in a sensational way to get attention for anti-bullying in his school and community and to make it a national story” (http://standardspeaker.com/news/walking-to-eliminate-bullying-1.1142441).
Ewing wants to raise $300,000 in the process of the event in order to “provide free anti-bullying programs to middle and high schools,” the article explains.
Read more about our Stop Bullying truck at http://www.roadscholarawareness.org/road-scholar-transport-hits-the-road-to-stop-bullying/ and visit our awareness campaign at www.roadscholarawareness.org.
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