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Actress Lili Reinhart Helps Raise Awareness to the Silence Associated with Bullying!

SPRINGFIELD — Unify Against Bullying announced that actress Lili Reinhart has accepted the #unifyselfiechallenge!

The challenge helps to raise awareness to the silence associated with bullying. To do the challenge, just write UNIFY on the back of your hand, place it over your mouth and take a selfie. The hand across the mouth represents the silence associated with bullying and UNIFY written on your hand, says that we are all coming together to do something about it! Then post it on social media and challenge at least three friends or celebrities to UNIFY with you.

Reinhart challenged, Taylor Foster, Austyn Vovos, Nik Whittemore and Tiera Skovbye to do the #unifyselfiechallenge.

Unify leaders are excited that Reinhart accepted the selfie challenge because it sends the message to our youth that bullying is not cool. They will listen to her, and other celebrities differently than if it came from their parents or friends. “Within hours of Lili’s post, our website crashed! The good news is, thanks to Tiger Web Designs, we had it back up in 15 minutes” said Ed Zemba, Founder and President of Unify Against Bullying.

Reinhart is a well-known actress who is best known for portraying Betty Cooper on The CW drama series Riverdale. Reinhart guest starred on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and starred in the films The Good Neighbor, Miss Stevens, Forever’s End, Gibsonburg, The Kings of Summer, Not Waving But Drowning, and Lilith.

Unify Against Bullying is a tax-exempt organization dedicated to bringing an end to bullying through the celebration of true diversity. It achieves this mission by providing grants to students, teachers, parents, and others to fund their anti-bullying initiatives. Their number-one goal is to inspire youth of all ages and to ignite their ideas as to how to prevent bullying.

Unify’s high school students attend events and are given the opportunity to speak with younger students on the value of celebrating our differences. The organization coordinates programs in which high school students are also bringing education to their younger school peers to explain the different challenges associated with bullying. Unify creates and produces an annual all-inclusive fashion show that celebrates each individuals uniqueness. To learn more about the organization, please go to their website; www.unifyagainstbullying.org.

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