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Lifesaving Invention Selected as Finalist in National Job Creation Challenge
The Locking Cap, the small safe that saves lives, founded by college student Joseph Simpson-is one of 93 finalists in a nationwide Job Creation Challenge. The goal: Help stop Rx abuse while creating jobs during a 5 week competition via contributions.
Zachary J. Burkes, Director of Business Development at The Locking Cap, intends to fund one year’s worth of salaries for at least three new hires.
“Our vision is to save as many lives and create as many jobs as possible by building awareness and offering one of the only real solutions to prescription drug abuse, especially among children and teens. Contributors will be investing in both the state’s job market as well as the safety of our nation’s youth,” said Burkes.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, every day, more than 2,500 kids abuse prescription medication for the first time. That’s almost 18,000 new adolescent abusers every week! And, as stated by the Center for Disease Control, 98% of all prescription drugs that are abused originate from the home, wherein only 3% of households lock up their medications. The Locking Cap is one of the only products of its kind that will protect our youth from having access in the first place.
“The purpose of our product goes beyond acting as a deterrent. It also helps to stop the denial and start the conversation between parents and kids. At The Locking Cap our motto is ‘Saving lives one cap at a time.’”
See The Locking Cap’s VoltCrowd Job Creation page, and their unique contribution Rewards at: http://search.voltcrowd.com/