BSHS 355 Week 4 MADD - BSHS/355 The mission of mothers...

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The mission of mothers against drunk driving is to stop drunken driving, support victims and stop underage drinking. The organization M.A.D.D (Mothers against drunk driving) was created by Candace Lightner. After several run ins with drunk drivers who injured both her 18 month old daughter, her son and killed her older daughter while on a field trip. The individual who killed her daughter had just gotten out two days prior for repeated offences. Candace later created this program in her home to support others and to stop drunk driving on May 7, 1980. She discovered that the guy who killed her daughter would most likely not receive any punishments for his crime and justice for her daughter would not be served. She realized that this same tragedy happenes to many families that hurt the same way she was. Candace stated” I promised myself on the day of Cari's death that I would fight to make this needless homicide count for something positive in the years ahead". The object of this organization was to promote awareness of the dangers on drunk driving and to promote tough legislation against this crime. Candace appeared on many big TV

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