Candace Lightner

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Coping with Grief over the Holidays by Candace Lightner

“Mourning is the most intense process that most people ever go through. Grief is complex, unpredictable and primal. Many people are frightened by it-frightened by feeling it, frightened by seeing it in others. Fortunately, there are ways to move through it, and those all involve expressing your feelings. If you act upon your grief, you will make room in your life and in your heart for hope and happiness. If you suppress it, it sticks around forever. However, unpleasant or disturbing some of those feelings may be, there is no benefit in trying to ignore them.” [Read More...]

Do You Know How to Equip Your Teen to Counter the Vaping Culture? Could Your Teen’s Life Go Up in Vapor?

When I first met Gail and heard her story I knew I had to share it so other parents could learn from her experiences dealing with a son addicted to vaping. I have been working with her in this issue and I hope you have the opportunity to not only read this article but share it with your friends. This is a “Call to Action” to every parent to be on the alert to your child’s potential vulnerability to a critical problem in this country. Thank you for reading. [Read More...]

Candace Lightner, Keynote Speaker PA DUI Association's 40th Annual Meeting

Candace Lightner will be a keynotes speaker at the PA DUI Association's 40th Annual Meeting "Exceeding the Future" October 23-25, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA [Read More...] CandaceKeynote2019.jpg 

Speaker Highlight - Health Choice YOUniversity

Candace Lightner to speak at Health Choice YOUniversity October 19-20. [Read More...] speakerHighlightAds_10_10_194.jpg 

MADD Founder, Ford Motor Company Fund Executive and Other Highway Safety Leaders Honored at National Awards Luncheon

GHSA presented its most prestigious honor, the James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award, to Candace Lightner, President of We Save Lives and founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Under Lightner’s leadership, MADD became a national and international force behind a movement that shifted America’s attitude toward impaired driving. More recently, she founded another non-profit organization, We Save Lives, which focuses on reducing drunk, drugged and distracted driving. [Read More...] cropped photo.1.jpg  Me with Michelle NRSF.JPG  me with other award winners.JPG  me with stan, Suzi, Pepper, Michelle 4.JPG  on stage.JPG  Holding award.JPG  James Howard award.jpg  Jeff Larason and I.JPG  Me getting GHSA award.JPG  Me with Jonathan Adkins.JPG 

Why the US drinking age is 21

Read this article written by Phil Edawards here. [Read More...]

Silence doesn't save lives - Candace Lightner's story

My first live FB interview! It is true that the 4th is around the corner and there is so much we can do as caring and responsible people to keep ourselves and others from driving drunk. I hope these suggestions help you and I am always open to more tips on staying safe. Have a safe and enjoyable 4th! [Read More...]

PODCAST: We Save Lives Founder Candace Lightner

Monday, May 20th On May 3, 1980, Candace Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter was hit and killed by a repeat offender drunk driver in a Fair Oaks neighborhood. Hear how one mom started a movement that would significantly change the course of history in the United States, and how Candace continues her crusade against drunk, drugged and distracted driving today with "We Save Lives." [Read More...]

100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Another summer is upon us and as we make plans for vacations and summer fun, we would like to remind you that we are entering the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” This may be the time to relax and plan for summer fun but IT IS NOT the time to relax while driving, especially for your teens. Just look at some of the facts: [Read More...]

The Seven Habits of Really Good Drivers

Actually, there are probably more than 7 but let’s focus on these: • Always travel within the speed limit and if the road conditions are hazardous, then go slower. I watch people speed by me during torrential rainfalls and say a quick prayer they will arrive alive. I think there is research that shows those who speed might save at the most [Read More...]

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