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Friday, April 17, 2015

High School Nation & Takis Donate $250,000 to Public High Schools

High School Nation & Takis Donate $250,000 to Public High Schools

A music festival tour is set to visit 25 locations featuring top artists from movies, MTV, and YouTube

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- High School Nation (HSN) has announced that the Spring 2015 installment of The High School Nation Tour will be visiting select high schools in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada, kicking off on April 20th in Baldwin Park, CA with the tour ending in San Diego on Friday May 22nd. Talent will include Jacob Latimore (Maze Runner, Ride Along, & Black Nativity), Atlantic Records recording artist Trevor Jackson, and YouTube sensation Leroy Sanchez, as well as Pop singer & actor Chris Bones, Warner Bros Records teen vocalist Kaya Stewart (daughter of Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart) and MTV winners, Palaye Royale.

Partnering with HSN for this exciting new tour lineup is Takis: "We support initiatives that promote music and the arts within high schools. By helping foster student passion for music, we are able to introduce the intensity of Takis flavors and at the same time help spark the intensity that students have for the arts." -Araceli Gomez, Global Marketing Manager

During the 25-city Festival Tour, High School Nation will take over football stadiums on each of the campuses and present a 2-hour concert and festival that will celebrate the arts in public schools. Along with a strong showcase for music appreciation, the festival will highlight journalism, film, fine arts, fashion, photography, and dance. Students will visit interactive zones from the Sony Media Zone, Guitar Center Music Zone, Tulip Art Zone, and Tilly's Style Zone. Each school will receive a donation package from High School Nation, totaling over ten thousand ($10,000.00) per campus.

HSN Founders Jimmy Cantillon and Kevin Cantillon had this to say about the tour: "This 2015 lineup is one of our best yet. To be celebrating our 100(th) campus event on this tour is surreal. We can't wait to show everyone what we have in store this year."

About High School Nation:

Over the past 10 years High School Nation has become the country's largest high school touring agency. HSN gives exposure to up-and-coming artists, as well as provides students with free entertainment at a time when funding for the arts has been severely cut nationwide. In 2014 the HSN Tour donated $500,000 worth of instruments and supplies to school music & arts programs.

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Colorado veterinarian and AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn included in upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr.

Colorado veterinarian and AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn included in upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr.

TV program airing on Discovery Channel highlights veterinarians' efforts to improve feline health and welfare

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday's episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. airing on the Discovery Channel will explore feline behavior, the value of veterinary care and efforts made by veterinarians to improve the health and welfare of America's more than 70 million pet cats.

The program airs Monday, April 20, at 7:30 a.m. EST/PST and 6:30 a.m. CST. Click here for a sneak peek.

The President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Lone Tree, Colorado veterinarian, Dr. Ted Cohn, is featured discussing the concern of disease going undetected in cats. According to the most recent edition of the AVMA's U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographic Sourcebook, the number of households taking their cat to the veterinarian just once a year dropped 13.5 percent from 2006 to 2011. Overall, cats represented only 29.9 percent of total veterinary visits while dogs represented 58.2 percent of total veterinary visits.

"Cats are frequently seen as independent animals that do not need care the same way that a dog might need it," Dr. Cohn says in the program. "Unfortunately, that is not true. Cats do need to go to the vet as often as a dog does, if not more frequently sometimes."

The April 20 episode of Innovations will discuss the American Association of Feline Practitioners' (AAFP's) Cat Friendly Practice® Program (CFP) designation, which focuses on reducing the stress of veterinary visits for cats and cat owners. It provides tools for veterinarians to improve the treatment, handling and overall health care of cats.

"The AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice Program is a groundbreaking program in veterinary medicine," says AAFP President Dr. Susan Little. "The time is ripe for a program that helps veterinary practices do the best they can with their feline patients. The CFP program is about setting the standards of care, educating veterinary practices about what their feline patients need, about decreasing the stress of the veterinary visit, and it's about making sure that once the cat is at the veterinary clinic they receive the best quality of care that's appropriate to the cat."

For more information about the AAFP and their Cat Friendly Practice program visit For more information about the AVMA, visit

The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 86,500 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities. Visit for more information.

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