Posts filed under: National President

Millions of Americans are affected by crime every year, their lives forever altered by a specific moment in time, and for most, things will never be the same again. I don’t believe that there is any “getting back to normal”...
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...
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...
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...
I still remember my daughter’s first day of third grade. That morning, Helen Marie and her younger brother, John, posed on the brick patio with their new lunch boxes—the latest in a series of back-to-school snapshots. By that afternoon, though,...
Drunk Driving is a Violent Crime My daughter didn’t die in an accident. She was killed by a 17-year-old who made a decision to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana before getting in the driver’s seat of her car. For years,...
The holiday season is approaching and that means MADD’s Tie One On for Safety Campaign is too.  I am asking for everyone to decorate their cars with red ribbons, decals or magnets to show that they pledge to always plan a...
This time of year brings the beginning of the holidays and all the traditions that children love the most —  Halloween and its sweet treats, families gathered around the table for a Thanksgiving feast and presents stacked neatly under a...
MADD supporters rally again Ethan Couch was released from jail April 2, amidst strong reaction from across the nation. Couch, dubbed the “affluenza teen” after his lawyers used his life of privilege as a defense, served a mere two years...