Cardinals, Students Help Siteman Spread Smokeout Message

Jason Merrill

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Nov. 20, 2009 – With help from St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan and Fredbird, the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine honored students at Lyon at Blow K-8 School for their efforts to “Keep Kids Tobacco-Free.”

Students at the south St. Louis school were recognized by Siteman for creating anti-smoking messages as part of an annual art and essay contest tied to the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which is held each November.

The students were asked to design artwork encouraging young people to be smoke-free. The winning artwork was emblazoned on T-shirts given to the school’s student body.

Contest winners included:

  • Shadarii McKinley
  • Jarrion Williams
  • Wendy Reyes
  • Jose Magana
  • Jade Hill
  • Aureliano Guerrero

Winners received South County Center mall gift certificates.

McLellan and Fredbird handed out the awards at a school assembly on Nov. 19 before leading the students in a “Keep Kids Tobacco-Free” parade to the new Carondelet Park Rec Plex, where Siteman offered other Smokeout-related activities.