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Famous motivational speaker to start anti-bullying campaign in Utah

By KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 8th, 2013 @ 2:41pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — Internationally-renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic has chosen Utah as the place to begin his national teen suicide and teen bullying prevention campaign.

Vujicic discussed the idea with Gov. Gary Herbert during his last visit to Utah.

Pastor Greg Johnson with Standing Together helped organize the events that will occur March 7 - 9.

"Many times, suicide is a derivative of the teen bullying we are seeing nationwide," Johnson said.

Vujicic was born without arms or legs and experienced a lot of bullying. When he was 10, he considered taking his own life.

"He would love to speak in state after state to really inspire our youth to know they have an inherent value and a worth, and that being a bully is not cool," Johnson said.

Vujicic's presentations will be simulcast statewide to middle and high school campuses.

The public is also invited to attend three evening events. Tickets are free.

Be a Friend

All week KSL has been asking students to take a stand against bullying with our Be A Friend challenge.

Students at Herriman High School have put up posters all around their school and are using social media to spread "Be A Friend."

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