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An Alchohol Awareness Month message from Aly Raisman

Hi guys!!  I’m about to quickstep my way to Washington DC and then foxtrot up to Capitol Hill with The Century Council in celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, tomorrow, April 25th!

Earlier in the year, I joined up with The Century Council and their Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program in order to encourage you guys to join me in saying NO to underage drinking.  It’s a position I take very seriously and am honored to travel across the country to encourage you to join me in making healthy decisions.

Tomorrow I will be in the Cannon Caucus Room to celebrate the day with The Century Council.  If you haven’t RSVP’d for the event yet, do so here and come say hi!

Don’t worry though, if you can’t make it, follow me on twitter to #JoinTheConvo on underage drinking and come back to this blog on the 29th for a video recap of the event.  If you want to know more about the decisions I’ve made as a teen, read on:

Q. There are so many pressures growing up as a teen, how did you combat peer pressure when confronted with underage drinking?

A. I think it’s just important to remember to surround yourself with people who support you and are there for you! If someone is peer pressuring you to do something that you don’t feel comfortable doing, they aren’t your real friends!

Q. Who helps you stay focused?

A.  My parents, family, coaches, and friends are so amazing! I am so thankful for them in my life. My parents have alwayS taught me to make healthy decisions. My coaches have always been there for me they are like my second parents, they always told me that if I wanted to do well in gymnastics I had to make good decisions. The good decisions are for everything: getting a good night’s rest, eating healthy and of course saying no to underage drinking.

Q. Ok, you’ve got to tell us, what’s it like working with Mark on Dancing with the Stars?

A.  So awesome!  Mark is a really great teacher!  We have so much fun together! We are always laughing and having a good time together in rehearsals!