Thursday, November 10, 2016

Media Advisory:ADHS and Arizona Pro Coaches Like a Good Quitter

MEDIA ADVISORY: 

Dr. Cara Christ, Mercury Head Coach Sandy Brondello, and Diamondback Legend Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez to Launch New Public Awareness Campaign

Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When someone wants to quit using tobacco, he or she can call the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, commonly called the ASHLine, where they will be connected to a coach who works with them on an individual coaching plan to help them quit for good.
Who: Dr. Cara Christ, director, Arizona Department of Health Services; Sandy Brondello, head coach, Phoenix Mercury; and Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez, World Series champion, Arizona Diamondbacks.
What: The Arizona Department of Health Services will debut its new public awareness campaign, Coaches on Coaching, that encourages smokers who want to quit to call the ASHLine. The campaign features Sandy Brondello, head coach, Phoenix Mercury; Earl Watson, head coach, Phoenix Suns; Todd Graham, head coach, Arizona State University Football; Tony La Russa, Hall of Fame baseball manager, advisor/analyst to the Arizona Diamondbacks; Dave Tippett, head coach, Arizona Coyotes; Frank Yallop, head coach, Arizona United; and Lute Olson, legendary head coach, University of Arizona Basketball. 
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
                201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 
Park in the Talking Stick Resort Arena garage south of Jefferson Street on 1st Street. All parking will be validated. Enter through the Guest Relations doors. The event will be held in Casino Arizona Pavilion. 
Photo and Interview Opportunities:
Dr. Cara Christ, director, Arizona Department of Health Services
Sandy Brondello, head coach, Phoenix Mercury
Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez, World Series champion, Arizona Diamondbacks

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