Great American Picnic

Posted: June 24, 2009 in Mothers Against Drunk Driving
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Summertime is all about hot days, fried chicken, cool watermelon and remembering those we love.  That is what we did last Saturday and it was a great time for all.  I think  everyone of us was able to be a kid again just for a few hours. 

I am continually amazed how much MADD is my family and reminded daily how fortunate I am to work for MADD, support others who have been impacted by drunk driving and blessed to be surrounded by so many fantastic & optimistic community folks.

MADD Greater Omaha CAS Picnic

MADD Greater Omaha CAS Picnic

At our picnic we “Celebrated Life with a balloon release and message to our loved ones who have been injured or killed.  Babe Ruth once stated, “It is hard to beat a person who never gives up”.  He said it right – we are all in this for the long haul and we are here together so we might as well play hard along the way, never giving up and always striving for the best. 

123The kids at the picnic were such a treat and it gave me a sense of renewed commitment to ensure everyone, everyday has the opportunity to get home alive and healthy.

Each of us make a choice and I am asking each of you to make the right choice – don’t drink and drive – remember the kids they need us and we need them.

My personal thanks to  all of the CAS members for lifting my spirits and reinforcing, for me once again, why I love my job.  Special thanks to our state victim advocate ,Cyndee McCarthy, and our trained volunteer victim advocate, Kurt Muhle, for their efforts to make our picnic truly great!

Simera Reynolds, M.Ed.

State Executive Director

 

 

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