FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONCTON, NB (Jan. 5, 2018) – Riverview, NB teenager Rebecca Schofield was recently named Newsmaker of the Year for 2017 as a result of her goodwill, bravery, and poise in the face of adversity.
At 17, she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and asked friends & family on Facebook to perform acts of kindness in her honour and tag them on social media with the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.
Since December 2016, the hashtag has spread throughout Canada, the U.S. and many other countries worldwide. Local politicians unanimously declared the 3rd Saturday of every September in New Brunswick, “Rebecca Schofield Day”, she delivered a TEDx address and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recognized her, “inspiring commitment to community”.
Becca’s Facebook group has grown to over 19,000 members and acts of kindness are shared there on a daily basis. The scope of the movement is hard to see without stepping back and seeing the scale of what is happening. That’s what author Jason Tremere has done by compiling and editing posts from the first 10 weeks of the movement in a new book.
Jason Tremere was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI and later settled in nearby Moncton, NB with his family. Early in 2017, he became friends with Rebecca Schofield’s father Darren and offered to help create a fundraising book chronicling the many heartwarming acts of kindness. Through over 1,000 acts of kindness big and small, he hopes these stories will spread her message and inspire others to spread good into the world.
The paperback is currently available on Amazon stores worldwide:
#BeccaToldMeTo: Spreading kindness, one hashtag at a time
By Jason Tremere
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Dec 11 2017)
The Author is currently planning in-store book signings later in January at Indigo Charlottetown and Chapters Moncton where the paperback will be sold for $20. Net proceeds from book sales are being returned to the Schofield family and this book was created with their full participation.
The eBook will be available for free download on January 7, 2018 to celebrate the Author’s birthday.
More information on the book, including current media coverage and free download links are available on the Author’s website:
For media inquiries please contact Jason Tremere | firstname.lastname@example.org | (506) 862-0106