Marvel Entertainment enlists its superheroes to tackle and raise awareness to one of the biggest adversaries the whole world faces — bullying. Read on for further details.
Marvel partners up with Stomp Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S., with its Anti-Bullying Awareness program. The program will feature Marvel’s well-known superheroes — Captain America, Hulk, The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy among others — in commemoration of the National Bullying Prevention Month to raise awareness on bullying as well as to support STOMP’s relentless efforts on reducing and preventing bullying and cyberbullying.
“Some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes were themselves bullied as kids and teens. But just as Spider-Man, Captain America, and Marvel’s many other Super Heroes were able to triumph and go on to combat evil, so can every one of us be a Super Hero in our own right by standing up and joining the fight to eradicate bullying,” urged founder and chief executive officer of STOMPOut Bullying Ross Ellis, as published on Marvel.
Initially established as the signature program of Love Our Children US in 2003, Stomp Out Bullying was founded by Ellis, who recognized a critical need to address the issue of bullying and cyberbullying by creating STOMP in 2005.
Both the STOMP Out Bullying Program and its Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION initiative brings awareness and educates kids and teens, parents and schools about the issues of bullying, cyberbullying, sexting as well as educating against homophobia, racism and hatred.
“The center of Marvel’s storytelling history is the eternal struggle between good and evil, with many of its greatest Super Heroes having to contend with — and rise above — bullying, in all its forms. We are proud to join forces with STOMP Out Bullying on its important bullying prevention awareness mission,” said Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, Axel Alonso, as published on Comic Vine.
The variant issues will be exclusively available at comic shops on October.
National Bullying Prevention Month was a campaign created by PACER in 2006, originally a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement, “The End of Bullying Begins with Me.”
That’s it for Marvel and Stomp Out Bullying’s initiative to raise awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month. For more updates and news on celebrities and upcoming films, make it a habit to follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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