MADD Canada

MADD Canada

November 23, 2010 16:23 ET

MADD Canada Joins Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

Attention: News Editor OAKVILLE/ONTARIO/MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2010) - MADD Canada gathers with Transport Canada and road safety organizations today to observe a National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.

"On this day, we remember and honour those killed or injured in road crashes and the family members and friends who must deal with their sudden and unexpected losses," said MADD Canada National President Denise Dubyk.

The Canadian Global Road Safety Committee is hosting this year's national event at Mother Teresa Catholic High School at 440 Longfields Drive in Nepean, Ontario. The day includes exhibitors from several road safety organizations. A Choose Your Ride display featuring an ambulance, police car, taxi, hearse and tow truck is set up on the school's front lawn. MADD Canada representatives are on hand to discuss our victims' services program and Ms. Dubyk is addressing guests and students.

Thousands of people are killed in road crashes each year and hundreds of thousands are injured. Impaired driving is involved in a great number of these crashes.

As a victim support organization, MADD Canada is dedicated to helping those who have lost a loved one or suffered a serious injury as a result of impaired driving. The organization offers a number of resources for victims, including: emotional support through a toll-free 1-800 phone line and through local Chapters and Community Leaders; injury resources; court accompaniment; online tributes; an annual Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance and Victims' Weekend; and a series of grief support brochures such as Trauma, Loss and Bereavement, Coping with Life after Injury and Holidays and Hope.

MADD Canada is currently in the middle of Project Red Ribbon, its annual campaign to promote sober driving during the holiday season. The campaign continues until January 3, 2011.

"All Canadians have a responsibility to drive sober and do everything they can to improve road safety so that we can prevent the tragic crashes that occur on our roads," Ms. Dubyk said.

About MADD Canada
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.
/For further information: Denise Dubyk, MADD Canada National President, 403-970-8733. / IN: SOCIAL, TRANSPORT

Contact Information

  • Denise Dubyk, National President, MADD Canada
    Primary Phone: 403-970-8733