Curran: Rockville Centre Youth Council Reminds Community Of Lives Lost To Substance Abuse

July 10, 2012

This Wednesday, July 11 at 4:30PM, marks the final day that the Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign mannequins will be on display at the Art Studio at 221 North Long Beach Road, in Rockville Centre. Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-14th AD) and Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray will be appearing at the studio’s closing event, marking the installation of these anti-substance abuse mannequins at local businesses and community centers.

“Our children are dealing with the dangers and impacts of drug abuse in our schools and communities. The Rockville Centre Youth Council is an example of students becoming leaders and standing up against the ravages and dangers of substance abuse. These students are to be commended for the work they have put into building and presenting these mannequins to remind the community and their peers of the many lives lost to substance abuse,” said Curran.

“This community is made stronger by the dedication our students show, leading the fight in educating their neighbors about the dangers of drug abuse. The Youth Council has once again brought the community together to spread a message of concern and dedication to stopping substance abuse in their neighborhood,” said Murray.

The opening of the “What Could Have Been” art exhibit, the Rockville Centre Youth Council Inc.’s Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign, took place on June 15. Local businesses and community centers will be showcasing the mannequins after the July 11 closing event.

Assemblyman Curran and Mayor Murray encourage members of the community to attend the closing event to support substance abuse awareness and prevention in the community. Mannequins were created by the students of the Rockville Centre Youth Council, as well as other individuals throughout the Rockville Centre community including the Lions Club, the Sandel Senior Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, and many others. Mannequins featured by local student leaders can be viewed at