Archive for October, 2014

A Simple Red Ribbon

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sometimes the power of an object, is that it can say the things we can’t always say. A visual way to speak out without saying a word,  a conversation starter so we can share something of ourselves with others or an outward way to say we support something. Throughout this week week, students across the country will be using a simple object to show the world that they are going to make good choices and not drink until they are 21, a red ribbon. This simple red ribbon speaks volumes and we will be seeing them in school across the nation. They show us the power of youth. The power each young person has to say no, to take a stand and to encourage friends to do the same.

During red ribbon week, a simple red ribbon becomes positive peer pressure. And we here at MADD Nebraska are excited to be part of the movement. The MADD Power of (You)th program focuses on helping kids learn that they have the power to make good choices, to wait until they are 21 to drink and to never ride with a driver who has made the choice to drink. By encouraging young people to make these choices we are helping protect their future.

During red ribbon week and beyond, we here at MADD are encouraging students to make the choice to #protecturselfie. Make a pledge to not drink underage and post your photo using the hashtag to show yourself as a positive influence for others. And stop by the MADD state office to pick up your red ribbon and let it by the outward symbol of the good decisions you are making when it comes to alcohol.

 

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Why We Walk.

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Each year we come together to walk for those who no longer can and beside those who are learning to walk again at our Walk Like MADD event. This year we will be walking at Holmes Lake in Lincoln on October 12th and we hope you will walk with us.

We each walk for a different reason. But we each walk to make a difference. We know that drunk driving does discriminate, everyone on the road is at risk when someone makes the decision to drink and drive. That is why we feel it is vital to raise awareness and teach people the true danger of getting behind the wheel after drinking. We walk because together we will end drunk driving. We walk because together we share a vision of a future with no more drunk driving victims. And we walk with the victims and survivors who are walking empowered when they feel powerless and with a purpose when they feel lost. We walk because the funds we raise each year, help us continue to offer these impacted families free victim services. It is the heart of our mission to stand beside victims and survivors as they face the life-changing impact of a drunk or drugged driving crash.

So why do we walk? The reasons are endless. But they all have something in common. We walk for hope. So please join us on October 12th at Holmes Lake in Lincoln, with day of registration starting at 1:00 p.m. and the walk starting at 2:30 p.m. We can’t wait to walk beside you and show Nebraska that together we will end drunk driving! Register today at www.walklikemadd.org/lincoln