A program centered on the prevention of bullying will be held Tuesday in Richmond. The Ray County Coalition will present Tina Meier as their guest speaker.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Megan Meier Foundation program director Nicole Collins:

Nicole Collins

“Tina’s daughter, Megan, took her own life after receiving cruel messages on MySpace from a boy named Josh Evans,” said Collins,” Approximately six weeks after Megan’s death, it was learned that Josh Evans, in fact, never really existed.  He was the fictitious creation of an adult neighbor of the Meier family.”

Meier founded the Megan Meier Foundation in December of 2007 and has worked diligently to bring awareness to bullying and cyber bullying.  According to Collins, there have been many at-risk students who have sought help after hearing Megan’s story.

The program, which is designed for students, parents, and educators, is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Farris Theater in Richmond.