All posts by: MADD

Five months after a drunk driver killed my daughter, our family braced for our first holiday season without her. Helen Marie was 16 when a teen driver, impaired on alcohol and marijuana, ran her down while she was rollerblading on...
Holiday forecasters are calling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the worst travel day in nearly a decade. A surge in long-distance travelers combined with the cultural phenomenon known as “Blackout Wednesday” could also make it one of the deadliest on our...
A month after the loss of our 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie, our family left for an annual trip to the North Carolina mountains. Long-time family friends joined us as planned, bringing along their two children a few years older than...
We walk for the life my brother didn’t get a chance to live. Sam Shelton was 18 when he and his friends were driving home from a weekend in the Rocky Mountains. They were just 20 minutes away from their...
It’s October. The sun is setting earlier every day and when daylight saving time ends, we’ll lose an hour of daylight overnight. October 20 – 26 is National Teen Driver Safety Week and whether your teens are new drivers or...
Erica was always known for her big heart. It touched so many people, near and far. She had a contagious smile and a beautiful soul that was one of a kind. Erica’s love for family and friends was very important...
Five years after a drunk and drugged driver killed my 16-year-old daughter, I went to work in the school system where she’d been a student. I was a college advisor, but as a volunteer victim advocate for MADD, my two...
MADD interviewed Stephen’s dad, Michael DiPatri and his stepmom, Linda DiPatri. Stephen DiPatri: The Adrenaline Junkie Stephen DiPatri lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed taking risks even at a young age. When he saw a warning not to try...
MADD would like to thank Mocktail Beverages, Inc. for their support of our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. We have developed an exciting, new integrated marketing partnership that will remind the public that there is absolutely no excuse to drink...
Who was Joey? My son Joey Pasqualini was born on March 2, 1988 in Sterling, VA.  Joe moved with me to Vienna, Austria during high school years when I was transferred overseas with my job.  He graduated from the American...