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October 4th may seem like just another date for you…

2019/10/04|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, On October 4th, 2014, Melissa Slater woke to the phone ringing at 3am. Melissa's 18-year-old sister, Shania had been in a serious car crash and airlifted to a trauma hospital. "They couldn't answer my questions and that put me into panic mode. I started screaming," Melissa recalls. Shania had suffered a major brain [...]

One bad decision can take a family…over the edge…

2019/08/30|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, "Unfortunately, he didn't make it." LaToya stood in her living room trying to process what the officer was saying. Cassius was her baby brother - nine years younger than she was. When he was little, she had made his lunches and taught him how to tie his shoes. How could he be gone? [...]

Summer – a time to relax and be carefree…

2019/06/11|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, Here in Canada, summer represents a time to be carefree, to sit back, relax, and enjoy long, hot days and pleasant evenings with family and friends. But we also can't afford to let our guard down on our roads and waterways. Summer has the highest number of impaired driving crashes than any other [...]

When you lose someone, the first thing you forget about them is their voice

2019/04/12|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, Imagine for a moment the sound of a loved one's voice. It's easy if you hear it all the time. The sound of their laughter, the quirky expressions they use, the way they sing off-key in the car – they're all as familiar to you as your own voice. Now imagine if the [...]

Are these merely statistics or something more?

2019/02/26|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, So often in the various correspondences we send out, horrific statistics are included such as: On average, every day in Canada, up to 4 driving deaths and 175 injuries involve alcohol and/or drugs. But what is most devastating is that these aren’t just stats – these are real people – moms, dads, husbands, wives, children. And the victims and [...]

Who are the happiest people?

2019/01/17|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, I believe our donors must be the happiest people – because of all they do for others with their heart-felt support for MADD Canada. They are certainly there for the victims and survivors of impaired driving. And now, with your added support, we can continue to help them recover from unthinkable tragedy. We can [...]

One of the deepest secrets of life is…

2018/11/09|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, As soon as I read this quote from Lewis Carroll I immediately thought of all our thoughtful and compassionate donors. They do a lot for others by giving to MADD Canada - reaching out to victims and survivors of impaired driving and letting them know they aren’t alone. As you can imagine this can be a [...]

Fear, anger, a desire to help…what motivates you to give?

2018/10/22|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, Just before 3:00 am on January 3, 2016, Linda and Lou Van De Vorst received a call from the police. They were at the front door and they had devastating news. "The sergeant was distraught. I could see it on his face," Linda recalls. "His words hit us like a ton of bricks, [...]

What are your plans this summer?

2018/06/13|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, Sweet, sweet summer. As Canadians, we look forward to it all year long. After all, summer is a time for cottage weekends, picnics, and long, leisurely road trips – a time to enjoy life and create the memories we’ll remember tomorrow. That was Bradley Lentz’s plan when he and his wife, Nancy, joined [...]

Our hearts go out to victims and survivors…

2018/02/22|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, This past month our minds turned to Valentine’s Day –hearts, flowers and loved ones. But tragically, many people have lost loved ones to impaired driving crashes and losses due to injuries. It’s to these people that our hearts go out to today. Victims and survivors need to have a safe place to share [...]