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The Miami Times honored by anti-drug groups at luncheon

caines | 6/27/2013, 5:30 a.m.

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The South Florida Coalition Alliance was the lead sponsor for a recent event that recognized the impact and power of media partnerships to prevent substance abuse in our community. Speakers at the Fifth Annual Media Leaders Luncheon included: Kathleen Cannon, CEO/president, United Way of Broward; Major General Arthur Dean, CEO/chairman, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America [CADCA]; Bobby Henry, publisher, The Westside Gazette; Dr. Peter DeBenedittis, media literacy and prevention specialist; Pat Castillo, vice-president, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse; and Dr. Doug Hughes, The Miami Coalition for a Safe, Healthy and Drug-Free Community. Other sponsors included: The Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Commission, Florida Department of Children and Families and The Miami Coalition. Awards were presented to local media, print, radio and television, for their active participation and leadership in promoting drug-free living among the youth in their respective communities. Award were presented to: The Miami Times; The Westside Gazette; WFOR CBS4; Univision 23; Clear Channel Radio (Total Traffic Network); WSRF Radio 1580; Island Television and Haitian Digital Television. Miami Times staff report