MADD Founder Quote of The Day

May 1, 2021
"You kick a few pebbles, you turn a few stones, and eventually you have an avalanche.”

On this day in 1980, Candy Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was struck and killed by a drunk driver with multiple DUIs while walking to a church carnival near Sacramento, CA. Lightner channeled her grief to start Mothers Against Drunk Driving (or MADD) – now the largest nonprofit in America focused on preventing driving under the influence. MADD has supported more than 1 million victims and helped inspire or pass hundreds of state and federal laws to prevent drunk driving.

Candace Lightner’s official website

Mothers Against Drunk Driving official website

Psychology paper on the successful messaging of MADD

Paper co-authored MADD former national president, Beckie Brown

by Jenna Lee,