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6-year-old Gaithersburg kid holds candlelight vigil for bullying victims

Anti-bullying activist, Cavanaugh Bell, convinced lawmakers to declare February 21st Gaithersburg’s Anti-Bullying Awareness Day
Credit: Cavanaugh Bell Twitter


With suicides rates rising among bullied students, 6-year-old Cavanaugh Bell set out to make a huge impact on his local community.

You may remember this kindergartner from his two minute anti-bullying speech to City Council members and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, asking them to declare Thursday, February 21st as Gaithersburg’s Anti-Bullying Awareness Day. Lawmakers granted that request for the date to serve as a day of remembrance and community service. 

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Bell planned a candlelight vigil on Thursday for bullying victims to hand out 100 “We’re Cool” bags to Gaithersburg area school counselors to give to students who say they are being bullied. 

The vigil will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Pathways Baptist Church at 200 West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg.  

Having experience bullying himself, Bell plans to continue his passion to stop bullying. He still continues to post videos reminding people to spread love and kindness on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook