2013-01-16 / Front Page

Halloran Recognizes Drug-Free Foundation

Councilmember Dan Halloran (c.) presented a proclamation to Dr. Bernard Fialkoff (r.), founder of the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World NYC Program and his daughter, Meghan Fialkoff (l.), director of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World NY for their work in the community to prevent drug addiction. Councilmember Dan Halloran (c.) presented a proclamation to Dr. Bernard Fialkoff (r.), founder of the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World NYC Program and his daughter, Meghan Fialkoff (l.), director of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World NY for their work in the community to prevent drug addiction. Councilmember Dan Halloran presented a proclamation to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World New York Chapter and the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World New York City Program at the Fialkoff Dental Study Club on January 9. Halloran read the proclamation which states, “In keeping with the customs of the members of the Council of the City of New York to honor our most distinguished individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the city of New York, it is a privilege to pay tribute to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World New York Chapter and the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World NYC Program.” The proclamation continues, “Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, founder of the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World NYC Program and Meghan Fialkoff, director of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World NY are exceptional community leaders and catalysts for change in the field of education and drug prevention, who have helped enable thousands of children to become real future leaders of the city. They have truly enriched our city with their dedication, service and leadership…” Fialkoff, a Queens periodontist and dental implant specialist, founded the study club in the mid-1990s and more recently, founded the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World NYC Program. In 2012, Fialkoff’s office presented more than 100 free drug education events to New York City schools, after-school programs and community centers. In 2006, Meghan Fialkoff founded the New York Chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World. Together, they have presented more than 300 free drug education events, pledging in more than 30,000 students as Drug-Free Marshals in the past six years.



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