• Technology has given us amazing capabilities. Our lives are improved and innovation changes how we work, live, play, and interact with each other. One day in the future, cars will be capable of driving unassisted by humans and ending drunk driving completely. But until then we must work together to reduce and eliminate the death...

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  • Why We Walk:  Nicole Hutchinson My little sister, Darcie, was killed by a drunk driver. I can still vividly recall the night 22 years ago that my life was forever changed. It was Friday the 13th, and I was working the evening shift. I answered a call that changed my world and that of my...

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  • I want to share a very hard story with you in the hope of doing some good. In 2004 I lost my son. He wasn’t sick. He wasn’t involved in anything that society would deem troublesome. My son, Kris, was a Sr. Airman in the United States Air Force. He served his country proudly and...

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  • After working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving® and supporters, Rhode Island has enhanced its child endangerment law so that driving while impaired with a child passenger is now a felony on the second offense. It’s about time. In 2016, 1,233 children died in car crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those, 214...

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  • Summertime, more than other times presents a unique challenge to parents — keeping our kids safe on the roads despite an uptick in teen driving deaths. That’s what earned the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day the nickname “100 Deadly Days.” And it’s one of the reasons we focus on prevention during the summer. Far...

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  • Your gift at work Missouri Victim Advocate Laura Askew is currently helping a family involved in a case that began 18 years ago! That’s when a drunk driver killed a young mother on her son’s first birthday. The judge sentenced the offender to just 120 days in prison, saying, “I know this woman will never...

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  • Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 350,000 lives, reduce drunk...

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  • Facts A car crashed into a gas station Thursday, hitting a fuel pump, sparking a fire and killing a woman who became trapped inside the burning service station, according to WTAE.com. State police believe the driver may have been intoxicated at the time. The coroner identified the victim as 52-Year-old Melissa Ann Myers of Commodore....

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  • Like with any crash, the unexpectedness of the event adds to the tragedy. That’s what Lourdes Salgado sadly discovered with the death of her father. In Houston in 2012, Arnold, a hard-working family man, was returning home from work, a journey he had taken countless time. He took his job as provider seriously. As a...

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  • It’s that time again! Let’s vote! Even while the 2018 Walk Like MADD season is in full swing, we’ve started looking forward to the 2019 season. Our Walks are about hope … about healing … and about finding a way forward to a future of No More Victims®. But we can look good while moving...

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  • At DMV.com, we have empowered tens of thousands of drivers to get their licenses, renew their car registrations, enroll in traffic school, study for their driving tests and more. With our help, these drivers have taken the necessary steps for getting behind the wheel of a car. However, we know that having the freedom to...

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  • Velodyne & MADD San Francisco Bay Area Joins Forces at 2018 Annual Northern California Law Enforcement Recognition Luncheon One of MADD’s priorities is providing on-going support to law enforcement communities. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate drunk and drugged driving, but we know our mission cannot be accomplished without our heroes – the men and women who have taken an oath to...

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  • Facts Vince Vaughn was arrested early Sunday morning for drunk driving allegedly. He was stopped at a DUI checkpoint outside Los Angeles, California between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach around 12:30 a.m. as reported by CNN. Thanks to the checkpoint, Vaughn was arrested before he could hurt himself, his passenger or someone else on the...

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  • When a drunk driver hit Virginia resident Susan Cleveland — just a block from her house and with three kids in her car — a feeling of distress overwhelmed her immediately.  And that was just the start of it. A Commonwealth attorney told Susan the three-time DWI offender who hit her would “serve serious time.”...

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  • Tragedy often feels personal and unique, especially something as random as a drunk driving crash, like we are being singled out by the universe. Yet, four women recently discovered just how similar their losses were after drunk driving upended each of their lives. Each woman lost a father to an impaired driver. Each felt alone...

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  • This year, as we continue to celebrate 10 years of healing, hope and the Walk Like MADD program, we’ve invited members who have participated in these touching and heartwarming events to share their reflections. This is the story of Christy Staruk, who lost her sister Lisa Foster. Lisa Foster was an elementary school teacher. She...

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  • As the temperatures rise and schools let out, more and more people head to the closest body of water to rest and relax. Tragically, some people make the decision to drink while operating a water vehicle, a deadly decision for many. While many people understand the importance of not mixing alcohol and other drugs with...

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  • Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help...

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  • Since 2008, the Dream Giveaway® brand has been licensed by a variety of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations for the purpose of conducting sponsored fundraising promotions. Since that time donations received from millions of individual donors to these sponsored Dream Giveaway promotions have delivered millions of dollars in unrestricted funds to the individual sponsor charities and a...

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  • Louis Bianco, a drunk driving victim whom I met at PowerTalk 21 conference in Los Angeles Saturday, April 21 will be in my heart forever. Despite his severe injuries from an underage drunk driving crash, Louis spoke at the conference with an impeccable smile and optimism while telling his story about the day an underage...

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  • Patty’s Legacy Celebrations of life like anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays haven’t been commemorated with joy in my family for over 30 years. Some people call it our “new normal” but there is nothing normal about it. On March 29th the 40th birthday of my daughter Patty was celebrated; there was no cake, no presents, and...

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  • Lisa Foster was an elementary school teacher. She loved playing softball, teaching, the Orioles and Cal Ripken. Lis was the fun one and so full of life. She had accomplished so much in her short 23 years.  You always knew the things Lisa was passionate for as she was someone who would go big for the...

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  • The specific mission of the national Crime Victims’ Rights Week this year is to Expand the Circle, and reach all victims. A victim of drunk driving is someone whose life is cut short because of it: someone who is killed by a drunk or drugged driver someone who is left to mourn that loss someone...

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  • Power of Parents: Being All-Star Parents for Your MVP’s Spring is in the air and sports in full swing.  Whether your child plays sports or not, we know that every parent wants their kid to hit one out of the park when it comes to making good choices.  That’s why for April is Alcohol Awareness...

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  • Twin siblings have an inexplicable bond that is special in many ways. From sharing birth to life milestones their unique relationship forms as they grow up. For Ryan and Brandon Lucero, identical 16-month-old twins, this bond was cut short when a drugged driver decided to get behind the wheel and kill Brandon in a crash...

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  • In the spring of 1983, my sister Josie, and I both watched the original MADD movie, which told the story of Candy Lightner. I remember saying, “If we ever volunteer for an organization, let’s make it MADD and do it together.” Six months later, on October 29, 1983, my sister Josie DiStefano Palomino was killed...

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  • In our nearly 4 decades, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has stood for numerous laws aimed at fighting to end drunk driving. Because of those laws, the number of drunk driving deaths has been cut in half since 1980. But while there have been great strides in ending drunk driving, it remains the leading killer on...

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  • At Velodyne LiDAR, we imagine this: A future of pristine roadways and safely driven cars, in which no lives are ever lost or families shattered, due to the threat posed by human error, especially that of drunk driving. Today, Velodyne LiDAR and MADD have taken the critical step of partnering together to fight the threat...

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  • Our partners in law enforcement are among the hardest workers in the mission to end drunk driving. Therefore, we feel strongly that they deserve as much appreciation and recognition as we can give. That’s why we are so proud to debut a unique and special MADD Challenge Coin for law enforcement officer. What is a...

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  • Statement: MADD is alarmed and outraged that someone entrusted with driving children was allegedly drunk when he crashed a school bus. Thankfully, no students were on the bus at the time of the crash and no one was injured. However, that is not always the case when someone chooses to recklessly put lives at risk...

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  • By Colleen Sheehey-Church National President Mothers Against Drunk Driving® Not everyone dies in a drunk driving crash. Tabitha Clark of Missouri is someone who didn’t die. However, she was severely injured and is now confined to a wheel chair, unable to walk or talk. I was with Tabitha while at Missouri’s State Capitol in Jefferson...

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  • My career with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) began in September 1991.  In March 1993, fellow employee Robert “Bubba” Bills was struck and killed while on the job by a drunk driver. Not long after, TEP launched its aggressive “Drunk Driving Will Put Your Lights Out” campaign, and, with TEP and its employees taking an...

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  • Remember 13 years of age? Everything seems possible, spread before you like a buffet, simply waiting for you to start making those “adult” decisions that will alter the rest of your life.  That’s the precipice Christopher Croley perched — not still a child, not yet a man — the day before his 14th birthday. He...

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  • Drunk driving — and all traffic fatalities — have increased for two consecutive years. Drunk driving claims 10,000 lives every year and continues to account for nearly one-third of all traffic deaths. Despite nearly four decades of action by Mothers Against Drunk Driving®  the number is moving in the wrong direction. And MADD isn’t the...

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  • Drunk driving — and all traffic fatalities — have increased for two consecutive years. Drunk driving claims 10,000 lives every year and continues to account for nearly one-third of all traffic deaths. Despite nearly four decades of action by Mothers Against Drunk Driving®  the number is moving in the wrong direction. And MADD isn’t the...

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  • The lives saved by ignition interlocks have been undisputedly piling up since Arizona became the first state to adopt such a law in 2007. Today, 30 states and the District of Columbia have such protections in place. In-car breathalyzers, as they are also known, have saved literally millions of lives. Yet, safety organizations and non-profit...

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  • Identifying Vendor to Design the Online Learning Platform for the Youth Development Community of Practice: OS #2018-59
    Issue Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Closing Date: Friday February 9, 2018 4:00 PM

    The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from companies, nonprofit organizations and/or qualified individuals to plan, design, and develop the online learning platform for youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified organizations/companies to design an online learning platform to meet the above purpose for the Youth Development Community of Practice. For complete details and were to send your Letter of Interest click on the title link above.

  • Statement: This incredibly frightening image shows the devastation caused by drunk and drugged driving. Fortunately, no one was killed by this crash, but that is not always the case – 28 times a day someone is lost to the 100 percent preventable crime. The Case: A driver who admitted to using narcotics crashed his car into...

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  • Statement: Driving drunk with a child passenger in a vehicle is a form of child abuse. Every child deserves a designated driver The Case: Two people were arrested in an alleged drunk driving crash after a minivan with eight children inside collided into a wall on I-43 early Wednesday morning in Milwaukee.  Click the video...

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  • As part of our recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we broadcast Jan. 9th with a drunk driving victim from Virginia who shared her account of how law enforcement impacted her crash and recovery. Watch her video be low. Then, leave a short note of appreciation or gratitude with a law enforcement officer who...

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  • By Colleen Sheehey-Church National President Mothers Against Drunk Driving Each day, we share the road with more than 300,000 impaired drivers in the United States for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs with only 4,000 arrests made each day. Each of those arrests is made by a law enforcement officer … and each...

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  • It started with one walk. And another. And another. In 2008, the signature fundraising event for Mothers Against Drunk Driving® launched with roughly 30 walks taking place that year. Yesterday Immediately, we recognized that we had found a significant and important way to connect with victims and survivors. Just as importantly, it was an event...

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  • By Colleen Sheehey-Church National President MADD I closed out 2017 by ringing the New York Stock Exchange bell, a tremendous honor and one I where I was proud to represent Mothers Against Drunk Driving®. It felt like the entire stock exchange was turned red to recognize MADD and the victims and survivors we support. Watch...

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  • Holiday party season is here, and it’s decked out in mistletoe, jingle bells and flashing lights! As a Mothers Against Drunk Driving® supporter, you understand the importance of keeping the holly and the jolly in this season by planning to be a designated rider if your activity includes alcohol. Will you encourage your friends and...

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  • By Theresa Martinez MADD victim, advocate and volunteer   I don’t forgive the driver who killed my beautiful, talented and loving 23-year-old daughter. Maybe I should — some do — but I cannot. In 15 years, he will go before the parole board – and, you better believe that I plan to be there. The...

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  •   So far this month, donors have really stepped up to fight against drunk and drugged driving. Thanks to a match by Nationwide®, the gifts are doing TWICE the good. That means spreading TWICE the hope, healing and help. Thank you so very much for your generous donation to Mothers Against Drunk Driving®. I cannot...

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  •   By Theresa Martinez Ashley’s mother MADD drunk driving victim, advocate and volunteer Some days you never, ever forget. For me, one of those days is the one when my Ashley was born…all five pounds of her… three weeks early … and practically on my bathroom floor. But it’s another day that has caused me...

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