Monday, January 31, 2011

Dnt Txt N Drv

Alex Brown
Today's blog is dedicated to remembering Alex Brown. Alex Brown was a Texas teenager who was full of life. While texting and driving she lost the control of her truck in a single car accident and flipped - ejecting her. Alex and her wrecked truck were found along side a road by her mother. Alex died from her injuries.
Normally I do not use my blog to promote other causes - only because there are so many of them that would love to get me to lend my name I just can't say yes to everyone and everything. Right or wrong, I have it in my little Greek noggin that I can be far more effective helping a few charities and doing as much as I can for them, rather than spreading myself so thin over lots of different causes where my efforts would not be nearly as effective.
But the Remember Alex Brown Foundation is one new cause to me that I feel deserves my attention and support. The Foundation was started by Alex's parents after her death to bring awareness and educate others about the dangers of texting while driving.
To honor Alex's memory her parents  formed The Remember Alex Brown Foundation (RAB).  You can access their website here.
After hearing Alex's story I have signed the pledge to never text and drive. You can download a copy of the pledge here.
I have my other causes that I also support:
The Progeria Research Foundation is very important to me.  I am very passionate about spreading awareness about this disease.  These kids are simply amazing angels.  Click here to learn about the research they are doing to  make the lives of these children better and to find a cure for this heartbreaking disease.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  is making the lives of young people with diabetes better.  Click here to learn how you can be a part of the work they are doing.
The ASPCA does amazing work helping animals all over the United States.  Click here to learn about these true heroes and how you too can help animals in need.
Please check all of them out and help me support these very worth causes.


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