Did you know 75% of synthetic drug users are among adolescents and young adults age 12-29? This week, The VOW Foundation is hosting an event for the entire family that promotes the dangers of synthetic drugs. VOW President Teresa Woolson and Secretary Bonnie Caza stopped by Bridge Street to discuss the Oswego County S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness Family Education) Fair.

The VOW Foundation was created in honor of Victor Orlando Woolson, who died at only 19, from a fatal reaction to synthetic marijuana. With his passing, his mother Teresa vowed to help in the war against synthetic drugs. For the past four years, she has used the S.A.F.E. Fair to educate others on the hazards that are too often overlooked. Often addiction is people’s worst fear but with these synthetic drugs, merely trying them can be fatal the very first time.

VOW plans to bring the information to a family level in an informal setting with food, games, raffles, prizes and more.The S.A.F.E. (Substance Awareness Family Education) fair kicks off Sunday, April 30th at Oswego Elks Lodge from noon to 4:00pm. Admission is free and all ages are encourage to come. For more information, to volunteer, or to donate call (315) 402-6119 or visit vow-foundation.org