Ogdensburg Reality Check members participate in 'butt cleanup'
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 1:44 pm

From left are Karen Cole and Shannon VanHouse from Claxton-Hepburn, and Greta Ferris, Jaedyn Awan, Abigail Steward, and Joey Boswell, all from Reality Check. Photo submitted by CHMC.

OGDENSBURG -- Recently, Claxton-Hepburn Medical center hosted a summer “butt cleanup” with local teens from the local Reality Check chapter.

Reality Check is a youth-led, adult-supervised, program dedicated to exposing the manipulative and deceptive marketing tactics of the tobacco industry.

Working side by side with staff from the medical center the group picked up 4.5 gallons of littered cigarette butts.

Cigarette butts are the number one most littered item in the world and are not biodegradable, said a press release from hospital.

For more information about scheduling a cigarette butt clean up at a local school, business, or organization, contact Reality Check at [email protected] or call 315-713-4681.

Reality Check will supply all materials needed to conduct the pickup, the press release said.