Children's Book Author and Philanthropist, Jaclyn Stapp Visiting Japan to Inspire Hope And Raise Awareness One Year After the 2011 Tsunami
Jaclyn to visit schools, meet and greet with Japanese children devastated by the tsunami and families of U.S. Military Troops, with a reading of her award-winning children's book, Wacky Jacky in support of 'victims of bullying' worldwide
March 16, 2012 (Newswire.com) - Jaclyn Stapp, accomplished philanthropist, spokesperson, model and children's book author, is taking her message of hope and determination to the children of tsunami-stricken areas of Japan's northeastern coast, such as Sendai and Ishinomaki. She is also meeting the children on U.S. military bases in Japan to support continued recovery and revitalization along with her husband, Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter and voice of Creed.
In an effort to raise morale and build hope for children affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Stapps will spend their time with both Japanese tsunami victims and U.S. troops. Jaclyn is donating books and reading her story, Wacky Jacky: The Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen to Japanese children affected by the tsunami and now live in temporary housing facilities. Her story emphasizes and teaches lessons in self-esteem, positive attitudes, and hope. Husband Scott Stapp will perform an acoustic show on board the USS George Washington at Yokosuka Naval Base for several thousand troops stationed in Japan. He will take part in a music program for tsunami victims, along with a meet and greet and Q&A.
"It is an honor to have the chance to visit Japan and help continue to raise awareness for the disaster relief." says Stapp "Our goal is to bring positive light to the inspiring children affected by the tsunami who have continued to persevere over the last year, despite losing everything. We could not be more proud of U.S. Military troops and their families based in Japan for their sacrifices for our country. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to meet and read to them and look forward to sharing a message of encouragement with both the Japanese children and the U.S. Military families stationed there."
As a family effort, the Stapps invitation to Japan will help demonstrate how American families are dedicated to helping children and families who suffer in any way around the world. For more information or find out how to help, visit http://usjapantomodachi.org/.
About Jaclyn Stapp
Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp is a Stetson graduate who has appeared on numerous magazine covers and national advertising. She is also the spokesperson for a national anti-bullying campaign. This loving wife and mother of three won many titles, including Mrs. Florida America 2008 and Mrs. America First Runner Up 2008. Today, Jaclyn is a public speaker who travels around the world empowering at-risk youth and championing for women's rights through her charity, CHARM (Children Are Magical). Jaclyn is married to Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter and voice of Creed. They reside in South Florida with their three children, Jagger, Milan and Daniel. To learn more about Jaclyn, visit www.JaclynStapp.com or www.wackyjackybooks.com. Proceeds of book sales will be donated to the tsunami relief effort.