FARMINGDALE, NJ - A Girl Scout troop of six 11-year olds created a public service announcement that will appear on WABC, New York. The PSA, titled “Do It for Your Daughter” encourages women to schedule mammograms. Junior Troop 1701 from Middletown, New Jersey, created the 30- and 90-second videos to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. The PSAs were produced by Kaz Bielen, a professional who has directed award-winning commercials.
The PSAs begin appearing on television in New York City today. The schedule for the first two days of broadcast is included below. Click here to view Troop 1701’s 90 second PSA or tune to WABC during the following shows (all times are subject to change):
April 30 – Live with Kelly and Michael; 9:45-9:50 AM
May 1 – Scrubs; 2:02-2:05 AM
May 1 – Rachael Ray; 10:50-10:55 AM
May 1 – Katie; 3:25 PM
The girls hope their PSA will increase awareness for their Jam for the Exam event, a dance party/health fair, on Friday, May 10 at Nut Swamp School, 925 Nut Swamp Road, Middletown, from 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm. Representatives from the American Cancer Society; Meridian Health System; CentraState Healthcare System, and the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Cancer Center are expected to be in attendance. Medical screenings and information will be available for women, along with a DJ and a presentation by the members of Troop 1701 which include Adriana Poznanski; Francesca Poznanski; Joyce Falotico; Jacqueline Hennessy; Michelle Coyoti-Varela; and Morgan Fuerbacher; along with co-leaders Dorianne Hennessy and Jeanette Falotico.