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'The Blind Side' star embarks on 31-city Anti-Bullying Tour

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Quinton Aaron, the actor best known for his portrayal of Michael Oher in the Sandra Bullock blockbuster, “The Blind Side,” is using his star-power to fuel a 45-day Anti-Bullying Tour featuring leadership breakfasts, town hall meetings, autograph-signing sessions at several Quaker Steak & Lube locations, bowling events and raffle ticket sales to fund anti-bullying programs, where one winner will take home their choice of a Honda Fury motorcycle or $10,000.

Aaron and his foundation will be bringing an anti-bullying message to more than 112,000 students, their families, schools and communities.

Aaron’s Anti-Bullying Tour is scheduled to make two stops in the Cleveland area next week. He'll be at the Quaker Steak & Lube in North Canton on Monday and the Quaker Steak & Lube in Mentor on Tuesday. Both events take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For the complete tour schedule, visit http://www.quintonaaron.org.

To make a donation or to purchase raffle tickets where all proceeds go to anti-bullying campaigns, or to find out more information and attend any of Quinton Aaron’s appearances, at bowling events, autograph signings at Quaker Steak & Lube locations, and more, visit http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com and enter “Quinton” into the search box, or call Brown Paper Tickets 24-hour live customer service at 1-800-838-3006.

“The online donations and raffle ticket sales are going to fund anti-bullying programs long after this tour is over,” Aaron said. “We hope that you find it in your heart to help us stop bullies now, with your donations.”

An underdog himself, Quinton's story is well-known. “I don't shy away from the fact that I was bullied,” Aaron said. “Thankfully, I made the decision to change the direction of my life. It brought forward a positive outlook.”

He now dedicates himself to finding meaningful solutions and helping children who find themselves victims of bullying.

Determined to engage with communities, Aaron plans on building long-term relationships through his recently-formed foundation. “I want to educate young children and teenagers by calling attention to bullying," he said. "When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent and respond to bullying."

Aaron's approach in dealing with the issue has already proven tremendously successful, and he looks forward to touching the lives and teaching as many people as possible along the way. 

The Quinton Aaron Foundation, is a national 501(c)( 3) charity and was founded by Aaron in October 2012 to bring awareness to the issues of bullying and childhood obesity. The Foundation educates young children and teenagers by creating attention, awareness, support and solutions to the issues of bullying and childhood obesity. The Quinton Aaron Foundation looks to fill the gap between despair, reconciliation and healing. To get more information about the tour, call for bookings, appearances or event schedule for each city, contact Joe Wynn, Director of the Quinton Aaron Foundation at (813) 484-4345, or email joe@quintonaaron.org, or David Tyler, Executive Director of the Quinton Aaron Foundation at (727) 278-8586, or email david@quintonaaron.org.

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