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  • Jacob Akers Memorial Sign 300x250
Instead of celebrating his 26th birthday on January 15, 2018, family and friends gathered for a ceremony to unveil a Memorial Sign in his honor.  Jacob Akers was killed on July 7, 2014, just three days after proposing to his...
  • Griggs Leonard Memorial Sign 300x250
On December 22, 2017, a Memorial Sign was erected in honor of 3 victims killed instantly on October 12, 2015, in a crash on Highway 13 in Houston County near the Humphreys County line. William Griggs, age 20, and Kassidy...
  • 2017 MADD TN Night of Remembrance 300x250
MADD Tennessee’s 2017 Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony was attended by approximately 400 attendees again this year. The event was opened by the Presentation of Colors by the Hendersonville High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC Color Guard and...
  • January 2018 MADD Remembers 300x250
MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We also know how important it is for families to know that their loved ones are not forgotten.  We want victims of drunk and drugged driving...
  • Mandy Larson Christmas poem 2017 on green 140x
One thing we hear frequently from MADD victims and survivors is that coming to MADD often feels like a relief to them because, here, they finally find a group of people who REALLY understand their deepest feelings.  With that in...
  • December 2017 MADD Remembers 300x250
MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We also know how important it is for families to know that their loved ones are not forgotten.  We want victims of drunk and drugged driving...
  • Cover for 11th arrest DUI offender in Rutherford
Statement: “MADD always expects drunk driving offenders to be held fully accountable. We hope alleged offenders like Busby will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law in the future. Consequences = the incentive to make the right...
  • EVERYONE get home for holidays 300x250
MADD’s annual Tie One On for Safety® Campaign (TOOFS) will kick off here in Tennessee on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the day before Thanksgiving.    The campaign asks drivers to show their commitment to designating a non-drinking driver and support of...
  • Meaningful and Unique Gifts for Those Who Know Loss crop
It’s important to remember that holidays can be difficult for those who have experienced loss.  Holidays that involve lots of family activities like Christmas and Thanksgiving can be painful reminders of those missing from the festivities.  And holidays like Mother’s...
  • Holiday Hints 300x250
The holidays can be hard for people whose loved ones have died. Take care of yourself this season with these tips: Set priorities by doing only the things you want to and are capable of doing. Give yourself permission to...