Feedback from Hospitals

Brochure for hospital staff

From a Hospital Director of Marketing & Communications

We hosted Patrick Reynolds for three lectures. He spoke at two middle schools to more than 1600 schoolchildren and teachers, and also gave a well attended community lecture for the public.

Reynolds’ impassioned talks were informative, funny, profound, motivating and poignant. A dazzling speaker, he skillfully mixed colorful stories about the RJ Reynolds family, Massachusetts and national tobacco data on a range of issues, and grabbed the attention of middle school children through the use of story, video, and role-playing on how to ask parents to quit smoking. Throughout his thought-provoking lectures, Reynolds interacted with his audiences and closed with an inspiring promise of the coming tobaccofree society.

We received positive feedback from the community, students, teachers, and the general public. One member of the community told me “this was an important message for the youth of Plymouth, and Jordan Hospital performed a great service to the community by bringing Patrick Reynolds to Plymouth.”

At the close of his public talk, Mr. Reynolds invited Jordan Hospital’s Lung Cancer Program Director, Dr. Francis Podbielski, the Director of Tobaccofree Massachusetts, and myself to join him on stage for an informal Q&A session with the community. The audience learned how they can be anti-toboacco advocates and about Jordan Hospital’s state-of-the-art lung cancer center.

As a result of the lectures, Jordan Hospital received strong pre- and post-lecture media coverage in the Boston Globe, the Old Colony Memorial newspaper, an interview on Boston’s WBZ-AM radio station and local radio as well.

Patrick Reynolds’ passion and belief in his mission of preventing children from smoking was a resounding success for the community and for Jordan Hospital.

Christopher Smalley
Director, Marketing & Communications Jordan Hospital
Plymouth, Massachusetts December, 2010


Patrick Reynolds was an outstanding outreach to our community for Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore. Mr. Reynolds delivered a powerful and motivating talk to our high school, where our local newspaper as well as Baltimore’s NBC and ABC affiliates’ news crews covered him. Following his talk to youth at Forbush school, he spoke in our hospital’s conference hall to about 150 community members and staff. There was tremendously positive feedback from both teachers and students at the school, and also from adults who attended his community talk later in the day.

Mr. Reynolds is, simply stated, a wonderful speaker. He connects to his audiences’ deeper emotions, and once the bond is formed, delivers powerful, excellent information in his PowerPoints to youth and adults. He captivated the students in the school, who sat hushed and attentive during his entire talk — several teachers remarked how exceptional it was for a speaker to do that. I also got excellent feedback from staff and community members who came to his talk at the hospital.

Lastly, Mr. Reynolds was pleasant to work with and professional; he made himself available for private meetings with staff here, then for a luncheon roundtable discussion, which motivated and galvanized our tobaccofree coalition at the hospital. I highly recommend Mr. Reynolds and his programs to any health care system marketing team or health conference planner. His program was a highly successful outreach for us.

Bonnie Katz, Vice President
Sheppard Pratt Health System Baltimore MD
May, 2010


Margo Schafer, Director of Public Relations
Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL
February, 2010


Erin Al-Mehairi
Manager, Marketing and Public Relations Samaritan Regional Health System
Ashland, Ohio
February, 2008


Robert Gospodarek, President and CEO
Mercy Hospital of Willard
Willard, OH – February, 2008


Here in suburban Chicago, three hospitals joined together with the county health department to co-sponsor this excellent community outreach. Hospital marketing executives were thrilled with the positive front-page news coverage. Tobacco control staff in the health department made their job easier, by handling all the details with the schools at which Mr. Reynolds spoke. His evening presentation for community members was also a great success.

Over his five days of talks in schools, Mr. Reynolds gave youth here a motivating and informative health lesson, through his professional and dramatic story-telling, and his use of powerful overheads. His talk followed CDC-guidelines. I wholeheartedly recommend this extraordinary speaker and his program. In each of the nine schools he visited, he received near universal praise from students and staff. This was a truly outstanding program and community event.

Jessica Gerdes, RN, MS, NCSN
School Health Consultant DuPage County (IL) Health Department
June, 2005


Patrick Reynolds’ speech was well received by the students at both schools. They sat quietly in the gymnasiums, hearing the effects of tobacco use, role-playing how to talk with a parent who smokes. Patrick’s message is one all children should hear.

And media coverage was outstanding, with five television stations and three newspapers covering the event.

Gordon Lintz, Administrator
Baptist Cancer Institute Memphis, TN
January, 2004


Patrick Reynolds is very effective in driving home the message to our medical professionals, the importance — and logic — in tobacco education and prevention for our youth. His message is powerful and passionate. He connects with youth, removing the smoke screen, and tells them to the truth about tobacco products.

Carol Reeves, Director Greenville Family Partnership Greenville, SC


What terrific media coverage! Patrick Reynolds was a dynamic speaker, and was invaluable in helping us reach our goal of promoting healthy lifestyle choices in our community. We want to have him back.

Kathy Busch St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Topeka, KS


We got an excellent front page story and terrific TV coverage. His presentations were beyond my expectations. I am extremely pleased!

Jeff Barber, President & CEO
North Mississippi Health Services
Tupelo, MS


Mr. Reynolds’ presentations made a strong impact in the lives of thousands of children in Whitfield County. He really made a big difference in our community.

Larry McNeilly, Vice President
Hamilton Health Care System
Dalton, Georgia

Feedback from Colleges

“In my 40+ years in this field, this man was one of the most immediately engaging, personable, accommodating and constructively “mission-passionate” professionals that I have ever encountered… Our administration made the decision for our campus to become Tobacco-Free as of August 1, 2014, and momentum gathered for a ‘kick-off’ presentation. Tobacco Wars was a perfect fit!… The man is a dynamo. His energy, stage presence, clarity of message and desire to connect with the audience is phenomenal. His delivery is clear, POWERFUL and his visual aids effective in bringing points to life for the audience….” Click here for her complete report.

Barb Coleman, MS, Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Performance
Northern Michigan University


See also: Feedback from corporations going smokefree

“Student attendance was outstanding, and exceeded my hopes. The room was packed full with students, faculty and community members. The audience seemed captivated as he spoke. This highly skilled speaker’s presentation covered the many facets of tobacco use, and appealed to the emotions of the crowd. During his talk, Mr. Reynolds interacted with the audience, and encouraged them to share their personal stories about the effects of tobacco on their lives. People left feeling inspired. He’s a fantastic speaker, and we plan to have him back next year.”

Gina Strauss, Interim Director of Student Life
Community College of Baltimore County, Essex campus


“Patrick Reynolds lecture was an outstanding finale to our Annual Wellness Day here on campus. As a speaker, he was powerful, persuasive and unforgettable. His ability to weave political perspective, impact of smoking on quality of life and health, emotional ramifications, psychology of marketing and advertising, and educational considerations,
made a huge and favorable impact on the audience. His energy, sense of humor and captivating style only served to enhance his presentation. Excellent!”

Suzanne Alexander, Director of Counseling
Wor-Wic Community College
Salisbury, MD


“Outstanding! UC students, faculty, staff and community members were unanimous in their praise of his excellent talk.”

Marilyn Mendenhall
University of California at Irvine

“A superb and timely program, enthusiastically received, with a house filled to overflowing, and excellent T.V., radio and newspaper coverage!”

John Groves
Augusta College


“Not only did you give us a successful event, but you gave a great boost to our public image. The TV media strongly covered your visit, and so you have had Mississippi College’s name before the public a great deal. The print media also gave us a lot of ink, with a front section-page feature story which took up three quarters of the page! I cannot imagine what all that would have cost us, if it were even buyable!”

Tom Washburn
Mississippi College


“An extremely powerful lecture which drew a large crowd and a front page story. He was personable, knowledgeable, and professional, and attracted people from all sections of the community.”

Jarrod Harrison
Modesto College


“Attendance was outstanding, and the media coverage — TV, radio, and newspapers — was terrific!”

Julie Patzwald
California State University

Feedback from Health Conferences

“It was just amazing to watch the faces in the audience as you spoke. You were really awe inspiring. This was the best conference the Alliance for Health Promotion ever sponsored, due in great part to the fact that you were one of the speakers.”

Carrie Van Dyke
Indiana State Board of Health


“Our conference was a huge success, in large part due to your participation. You were highly motivating; all left the conference with renewed
strength. And what successful media coverage! We had several TV stations, radio stations, and the state’s largest newspaper. To say the least, I am very pleased.”

Neil Hann
The Oklahoma Dept. of Health


“The Kickoff was a great success as evidenced by the media coverage (TV, radio, newspaper) that participated. Your presentation was the highlight of the afternoon’s agenda, and you were definitely the person who drew the media coverage.”

Tom Uram
County of Orange

Pharmaceutical Companies

“Thank you for the magnificent presentation you made at our launch meeting for our nicotine patch, Habitrol. Your unique perspective, coupled with honest and forthright communications skills, touched the hearts of the 1500 folk present. The standing ovation midway through said it all.”

Joe Zack,
Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals


“Your presentation went over very well. People remember concepts when emotional pictures are created and linked together to illustrate a point. This is what you do so well. When people are moved emotionally, they will remember, and they will take action. The audience loved this emotional link, as I did, with a splash of humor thrown in here and there. Nice touch. I was also impressed with your knowledge and delivery. Your presentation was sincere and heartfelt, as well
as humorous and informative. For these reasons, it was most enjoyable. I will be talking to our marketing and public relations departments regarding your talk. Thank you again for a wonderful presentation.”

Kim Aumais
Hoechst, Marion, Roussel Pharmaceuticals

Feedback from Corporations

Tobacco education for employees, smoking cessation, and talks about company smoking policy.

Patrick Reynolds’ talk to 1,000 of our employees was powerful and impassioned. He was highly motivating, energized, and a superb speaker — on fire, eloquent and skilled at delivering his well-researched message.

Reynolds’ presentation contained plenty of useful information, and after he spoke here, we had very positive comments from numerous employees, as well as from employees’ family members.

Mr. Reynolds played a key role in our successful transition to a smokefree campus. His cessation talk helped motivate our employees who smoke to quit, and his group provided us with consulting on top smoking cessation programs and resources for companies planning to take their campus smokefree.

His talk to the entire workforce of 1,000 was a great success, and helped prepare our employees for a 100% smoking ban on our campus. He helped us make a smooth and successful transition to a healthier workplace for all our employees.

We also invited Patrick to give a third, very empowering talk at our local high school which proved to be an excellent outreach to our wider local community. He was covered in feature articles by all our major newspapers. His talk to the teens was so successful, we’re thinking of bringing him back to speak in more schools in the County.

In sum, we were thrilled to have Patrick Reynolds speak to employees and consult with us. His talks here were also a great goodwill building opportunity, with both our workers and our wider community. We highly recommend him to other companies who are taking their campus smokefree, or who simply want an excellent outreach program to build goodwill in the community.

Mike Adams, CEO
Adams Thermal Systems Canton, SD
April 2013

Click here for 2 minutes of clips from this talk.


“Reynolds’ knowledge and insights made it easier for our audience to
understand complex issues.”

CNN, Gail Evans

“He was an articulate and formidable guest.”

Good Morning America
Susan Hester

“Patrick is informative, unique, dedicated, and effective.”

ABC Talk Radio
Michael Jackson

“Thank you for your encore appearance on Larry King Live! It was terrific!”

Larry King

“More than 700 members of the American Cancer Society stood and

The Miami Herald,
Don Van Natta

Middle and High Schools

Having served in secondary school education for over three decades, I have heard many anti-smoking speeches, and I must admit yours was superb — absolutely the best. My students were duly impressed. They told me it was remarkable. And keep in mind, these are teenagers! I was told that you even reached the smokers. And I believe that says it all. We are looking forward to having you back.

Olga Julius, Principal
Pierce College (High School) Athens, Greece
April 30, 2009
Click for Greek news coverage

This was a highly successful live program we organized for selected middle and high schools here in suburban Chicago. It was so well-received, our health department purchased the video of this program for all the remaining schools in our county.

Mr. Reynolds’ evening presentation for community members was also a great success. Bringing this speaker in live is a wonderful opportunity for staff to demonstrate leadership, be pro-active, and make a difference in the local community. Three hospitals joined together with the county health department to co-sponsor this excellent outreach.

Hospital marketing executives were thrilled with the positive front page news coverage in one of Chicago’s largest papers. Tobacco control staff in the health department made their job easier by helping book several schools at which Mr. Reynolds spoke.

Since hospitals have to show evidence of community outreach, it was relatively easy for our health department’s tobacco control coordinator to quickly obtain sponsorship from the local hospitals, with no cost to any of the schools. We initially called our local hospital’s Director of Marketing, and invited them to co-sponsor.

I attended all of Patrick Reynolds’ talks here, and was impressed as he consistently created an emotional bond with his audiences, telling his personal story of watching his father die from emphysema, when he was 15.

Interacting frequently with students as he spoke, he skillfully took them on a journey of revelation, opening their eyes to nicotine addiction, and the deceptive advertising and marketing practices directed at youth by the tobacco companies. The overheads he used were convincing and effective.

Through his inspiring talk and polished story-telling, Mr. Reynolds gave youth here a motivating and informative health lesson, which follows CDC-guidelines.
In each of the schools he visited, he received tremendous praise from students and staff. Later, students continued to learn as health teachers and school nurses used the follow-up discussion guide for classrooms, which his office provided.

I wholeheartedly recommend this gifted speaker and his program. We plan to bring Mr. Reynolds back.

Mr. Reynolds also offers a “Town Meeting” about local tobacco issues. Thanks for considering this wonderful program idea.

Jessica Gerdes, School Health Consultant
DuPage County, IL

Within the first five minutes, I was amazed to watch Patrick Reynolds create an extraordinary bond with our school’s culturally diverse and economically underprivileged teens.

After his opening story about his own father’s absence, and the sadness and anger he felt as a youth because of it, he asked the students, “How many of you do not have your biological fathers living at home with you?”

When over 50% of the audience slowly raised their hands, our students seemed to realize that these shared emotions cross all economic and social borders — and a bond was formed.

After that, the students listened quietly and respectfully, and I could see real interest in their faces, as they related to his overheads and the moving stories he told, so very effectively and skillfully.

Given my experience with our student body at assembly programs, it was an amazing achievement.

Mr. Reynolds is a very polished and motivating speaker. He relates exceptionally well to teens from all backgrounds. I would highly recommend him to other schools.

Hali Rosen, Drama Teacher
Hawthorne High School
Hawthorne, CA

Your presentation to 1,000 students, bused here from 8 schools, produced rave reviews from every faculty sponsor that attended. I really enjoyed meeting you and wanted to let you know that the students in my club (SWAT Students Working Against Tobacco) were very motivated by your presentation. They would quote you and remind the students they presented to about your talk.

George Walker
Murphy High School
Mobile, Alabama

Feedback from students and teachers was excellent. This speaker was really outstanding, and people should know about him. He gave a truly excellent program which I believe made a difference with our students.

Mr. Reynolds opened with his childhood memories of his own father RJ Reynolds, Jr. dying from smoking. He stressed to students how addictive tobacco is.

He enlightened them with a new awareness of how movie stars set a bad example for youth when they make smoking look cool on screen.

During his talk, he interacted with students. At one point he called up two volunteers from the audience. Mr Reynolds presented a detailed section on tobacco advertising, using humorous overheads, including Joe Camel dying in a hospital bed. He let students know that convenience stores actually receive monthly fees for countertop displays of tobacco, and that they are often at child eye level, next to the candy and chewing gum.

His telling of the moving story of Sean Marsee was especially skillful. The effect on our students was obvious. Marsee was the high school track star who died from chewing  tobacco at age 19. During this section, Mr Reynolds showed before and after photos of Sean which made some of our students gasp. He closed with his own positive vision and promise of the coming smokefree society.

Office Manager in Mr. Reynolds’ office tells me that local hospitals and tobaccofree coalitions often join to co-sponsor the entire cost of this program, so there may be no impact on your budget.

Denny R. Vincent, Principal
Muhlenberg North High School
Past President, National Association of Secondary School Principals
Greenville, KY

Patrick Reynolds speaks from his heart and his past when he unfolds his family story about tobacco. He is a dramatic and sincere advocate for children’s well being when he speaks out about the physical, emotional, and social toll that tobacco charges its victims. His two presentations before hundreds of middle and high school youth  in Greenville, SC, were dynamic, thought-provoking, and touching. His commentary shattered the allure and mystic of tobacco for many of our students as they verbalized their wishes for family members to stop smoking. In evaluations, several students mentioned that they were going to stop smoking–or glad that they had–because of Mr. Reynolds’  presentation. He helped to get our message out
to students: “Tobacco kills.”

Dr. Susan Achilles
Director of Federal Programs
The School District of Greenville County
Greenville, SC 

Patrick Reynolds spoke at a Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arkansas regional youth meeting on April 15th, 2002 at the Nettleton High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Reynolds is a dynamic speaker, and not only does he have an intriguing personal testimony, but he has an admirable drive for tobacco prevention. Also, his overhead
projections were effective in telling his story. For example, the before and after photos of Sean Marsee, the track star who died at 19 from spit tobacco, combined with Mr. Reynolds telling his story in a particularly moving way, captivated and moved the audience. In addition, the Teachers Class Discussion Guide his office provided teachers with an excellent guide for follow-up class discussion.

A very positive article in the Jonesboro Sun, and coverage by local KAIT Channel 8 news, brought the tobaccofree message to the wider Jonesboro community. Mr. Reynolds’ inspiring message of hope for the future near the end of his talk, and his conclusion, “So hold on to your health for the amazing, wondrous years ahead of you in the 21st Century!” may have indeed helped to motivate many of the students to stay healthy.

We were pleased with Patrick Reynolds’ skills as a speaker and have invited him back, to speak at our statewide Teen Summit on October 23rd at the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock.

Jill Presley Cox
Youth Coordinator
Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Patrick Reynolds has a real drive toward helping youth understand the addictive side of tobacco, and what the tobacco industry has done to target them as users. I watched as the kids were listening, and absorbing what he had to say. I work in a prevention program, and enjoyed watching someone of his caliber as a motivational speaker mesmerize his young audience. He is an honest speaker with a heartfelt mission.

The vice-principal of our school, Dan Hill, told me he was very impressed, and thought many of our kids left the auditorium with a new view of tobacco. Dan Boone of the Peninsula Tobacco Alliance was so impressed he has called a meeting to look for a grant to bring Mr. Reynolds back to our community, so he can share his message with many more of our villages.

Charlene Florence
Ninilchik Traditional Council
Youth Alcohol Program Manager
Southern Peninsula Tobacco Alliance
Ninilchik, AK

The evaluations on his program were great! The kids gained much in the way of information and emotional connection. He recently spoke at our teen summit at Cal Poly Pomona, to over 150 students from several high schools. The students found him to be dynamic, interesting, and almost all indicated in their evaluations that Mr. Reynolds
had impacted their lives and influenced their choices not to smoke.

Nancy Ballantine
Rowland Unified School District
Rowland Heights, CA

“Many students who enroll at Somerset are considered ‘at risk’ of failure, for various reasons, and many do not have the luxury of parental advice and support. Working at Somerset as long as I have, I rarely have seen the kind of student attention given to the advice Patrick Reynolds gave to them today. I know that his words changed, or
at least, softened the hearts of our students.”

Ruben Presiado, Assistant Principal
Somerset High School
Bellflower, CA

“Somerset High School had the opportunity to hear Patrick Reynolds’ awesome speech, ‘The Truth About Tobacco.’ Our students are at risk individuals, and the response to his presentation made a great impact on many of them. A discussion was held in class following his presentation. The students explained that more teens need to be made aware of the effects of smoking. The pictures and story of Sean Marsee seemed to have made an incredible effect on several individuals. Bravo Mr. Reynolds, for all your efforts. How many lives would have been spared if the truth was made known much sooner. The speech was wonderful.”

Elaine Manneh
Somerset High School
Bellflower, CA

“Nice job at Mayfair High School today! The kids seemed really engaged.”

Debby Caldarella
Office of the Superintendent
Bellflower School District
Bellflower, CA

Patrick Reynolds’ presentation was extremely informative and interesting. The students found him very entertaining as well. Patrick has a way of relating to the teenagers and involving them in his presentation. His message was of great importance, and I think had a very good influence on the students. I would highly recommend Patrick for any group, any age level, to speak on tobacco addiction.

Carroll Thetford, Principal
Nettleton High School
Nettleton, AR

Mr. Reynolds is an energetic and enthusiastic speaker. His dynamic presentation style captivated our audience of intermediate level elementary students.

His real-life example of a young person who chose to chew showed the students specifically what can happen to young, healthy people when they use tobacco.

Mr. Reynolds told the sad, impactful story of how a promising young athlete, [Sean Marsee] was destroyed as a result of his tobacco use. The before and after photos of this boy were very effective in showing his transformation from a youngster with perfect health, to a grotesque, disfigured and sad young man after surgery. This drove the point home. The visuals used were very effective.

Another effective part of the presentation was the time devoted to advertising for tobacco products. Mr. Reynolds made it abundantly clear to the children that advertising of cigarettes has been aimed at children to recruit them as new smokers — if not today or tomorrow, in the next few years. Joe Camel and Marlboro Country were used as excellent examples to make this point.

The interactive style that Mr. Reynolds used encouraged the children to be involved, through the raising of hands and asking of questions. Students were given strategies for dealing with smoking by friends and parents/adults.

Mr. Reynolds also shared a wonderful, uplifting vision of the world that everything will work out, and that the youth in the audience are the voice of the future. He emphasized that students will have many good years ahead of them, and that they should not smoke or use drugs, because they will need their good health “in the wondrous and amazing years ahead.” This is an excellent reason for youth to stay smoke and drug free, and no one has made that point here before. It was inspiring to all of us.

Mr. Reynolds got two thumbs up from the teachers and staff at our school.

Mr. Mike Coulahan, Principal
Monroe Center Grade School
Monroe Center, IL 61052

I want to thank you again for speaking today to Neenah’s students about tobacco and its harmful effects. Your enthusiasm and passion about the topic were helpful in captivating our students’ attention. Maintaining the attention of over 500 sixth graders from Neenah’s two middle schools, as well as the students visiting from one of Neenah’s private schools, is not an easy task, but I feel you accomplished this with a great deal of success.

It was evident in the students’ questions at the end of your speech that they were quite interested in what you had to share with them. I believe you made them think about their own use (or non-use), their friends’ use, and their parents’ use of tobacco, as well as ways to influence, or say no, to others.

After seeing you speak today and the positive approach you used with our students, I would not hesitate to recommend you to other schools. Thank you for caring about kids.

Mary M. Lofy, Assistant Principal
Shattuck Middle School
Neenah Joint School District
Neehah, WI

I discussed your talk at our high school with each of my classes, mostly freshmen, juniors, and seniors, about 75 students in all. The kids were very impressed with your personal history, very impressed with the story of the high school student who dipped tobacco and got cancer, and very impressed with the “subvertising” spoof ads that you showed. I understand that your talk to the Middle School really had an effect on the students there. You are fighting the good fight. I personally learned a lot, and
found the experience quite worthwhile.

Mark Dreessen, High School Teacher
University of Chicago Labratory High School
Chicago, IL

On November 2, 2001, Patrick Reynolds spoke to a group of about 2,000 students from Wausau West High School and Northland Lutheran High School in the Wausau West Fieldhouse. His presentation was a factual testimony about how the tobacco industry entices young people to start smoking, and the debilitating effects smoking or chewing tobacco can have on the human body. Based on how attentive the students were during his presentation, I would say his program was extremely effective.

I would highly recommend that any school or other organization working with youth strongly consider having him give his presentation to their students. His message had an impact on our students, and his presentation style was extremely effective in holding students’ interest and attention. The terrible effects of smoking or chewing are well documented from a scientific standpoint are well documented, but getting students to listen and act on that information is extremely difficult.

He definitely provided our students with the facts in a way that will cause some of them to never take up the use of tobacco. If he ever needs a reference from a school administrator on the effectiveness of his program, I would be more than happy to write a reference letter.

Paul Brusky, Principal
Wausau West High School
Wausau, WI

Patrick Reynolds just completed his presentation at Wausau East High School. He presented to approximately 1200 students in an all school assembly. His presentation was outstanding. In addition to his important, lifesaving message, Mr. Reynolds’ visual aides and his dynamic, emotional, and personal speaking style was captivating. For one solid hour, you could have heard a pin drop in our auditorium. Numerous staff and students stopped me after the presentation to compliment his message and delivery style. As principal, I highly recommend Mr. Patrick Reynolds to any high school in the state of Wisconsin. He is truly an outstanding speaker.

Bradley J. Peck, Principal
Wausau East High School
Wausau, WI

As the grandson of the founder of the R. J. Reynolds tobacco conglomerate, Patrick Reynolds brings a unique perspective to his anti-tobacco message. As he spoke to our students recently, his passion for healthy living was obvious. Because of these factors, his plea to youth to abstain from tobacco use is particularly meaningful. Students listen to his personal story of the confusion he felt as a youth upon the tobacco-influenced death of the father he barely knew. Speaking from such an acute experience lends credence to Patrick Reynolds’s message.

Randall C. Nichols
Superintendent Clarksville Community School District
Clarksville, IA

On Thursday, November 8, 2001, Patrick Reynolds presented “The Truth About Tobacco” to over 1,000 students in grades 6 through 8, at the James Williams Junior High School in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Today I had the opportunity ask students and staff their thoughts on Pat’s presentation. The responses were extremely positive.
Pat had several important messages for young people. He was able to keep their attention during the 35 minute presentation. His slides, enthusiasm and personal experiences helped to open their eyes and possibly change the direction many young people are choosing. We would recommend Patrick Reynolds to present in any similar type of situation. Thank you Patrick Reynolds… you’re doing the right thing!

Mr. Dave Wall, Principal
James Williams Junior High School
Rhinelander, WI

Patrick Reynolds was a guest speaker at my school district on Tuesday, November 6, 2001. Students in grades 6-12 attended the presentation. Mr. Reynolds held the students attention for the 1hr. 10 min. program… He kept everyone’s interest… I would recommend his presentation for all school age students. Thanks.

Jim Hansen, Principal
Laona School District
Laona, WI

Mr. Patrick Reynolds gave an inspirational and sincere presentation to the Park Falls School students and staff on being tobacco-free. We greatly appreciated his efforts, message, humor, professionalism, and the ‘down to earth’ approach he personally exhibited.

Dennis F. Dervetski, Principal
Park Falls High School
Park Falls WI

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  • The United Nations World Health Organization, Geneva
  • The United States House of Representatives
  • The American Cancer Society
  • The American Heart Association
  • The American Lung Association
  • Hoechst, Marion, Roussel Pharmaceuticals
  • Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals
  • Lederle Pharmaceuticals
  • Numerous middle and high schools
  • Numerous Universities and Colleges
  • The American Council on Science and Health
  • The National Cancer Institute
  • The California Medical Association
  • The National Foundation for Cancer Research
  • The American Respiratory Association
  • Numerous State Legislatures
  • Numerous City Councils, including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Washington DC

Clients benefit from the goodwill generated by Patrick Reynolds’ appearances.

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