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By Delia Foster The spring of 2016 bloomed with promise. My husband and I were the proud parents of five grown children who had found their way in the world. Our youngest daughter, Rachel, was finishing her final semester of...
By Patricia Voelker They smile with the sun in their faces in that final group photograph. My grandson, Kelly McConnell, is at the center, bearded and broad-shouldered and handsome in his high school graduation gown. He stands between his stepbrothers,...
By Jenny Reyes For the last five years of his life, my father, Walter Reyes, rose at 4 a.m. each day to cycle a popular route that connects our home in Miami to the Florida Keys. He’d be back by...
Forty years ago, a grieving mother set into motion a movement. On May 3, 1980, a drunk driver out of jail just two days following his fourth drunk driving arrest struck and killed 13-year-old Cari Lightner as she walked to...
We are excited to announce the date and location of MADD’s 40th Anniversary National Conference this year. Date: November 15-November 18, 2020 Location: Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD Stay tuned for more details!...
The report card is out. For the sixth time since the launch of our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in 2006, we rate all 50 states and the District of Columbia on laws proven to reduce drunk driving and save...
Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of...
The holidays can feel anything but joyous for those coping with loss. When everyone else appears happy and cheerful, it’s also easy to feel alone. But you are not the only one who feels this way. There is no road...
I understood the power of Mothers Against Drunk Driving soon after I landed in its lap, shattered by the sudden death of my 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie. It was, after all, the men and women of MADD who showed me...
We are proud to announce the “2019 Legislators of the Year” – 45 state lawmakers, three governors and one lieutenant governor for their commitment to saving lives. These MADD champions represent 20 states, including seven from Wisconsin, five from Maryland and...