MADD announces new community leader

MADD Canada

Tia Luedee is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s new volunteer community leader in Cold Lake and area. She is part of a nation-wide network of volunteers who represent MADD Canada and deliver its message and programs to local communities.

Luedee will focus her initial efforts around public awareness and education initiatives and building partnerships with organizations that share the goal of ending impaired driving.

Every year, hundreds of Canadians are killed and tens of thousands are injured as a result of impaired driving crashes.

“These deaths and injuries are completely preventable,” Luedee said. “They can all be avoided if people do not get behind the wheels of their vehicles impaired.”

“I want to be part of the solution and I am confident that our community will be supportive of the effort to stop these senseless tragedies from occurring on our roads and in our community.”

Luedee will be involved in MADD Canada’s 30th annual Project Red Ribbon.

“[The] campaign helps keep the sober driving message top of mind during the busy holiday season. With parties and celebrations plentiful, the risk for impaired driving is especially high. Our red ribbon is a small but powerful symbol of the wearer’s commitment to sober driving,” she said.

The campaign started November 1 and runs until January 8.

MADD Canada is a national charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting victims of impaired drivers. Its volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities offer support services to victims and heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving in an effort to save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.