News & Press

News and press releases mentioning the Foundation's involvement.


Tori’s Journey Story Featured on
Source: Century Martial Arts

"The Journey of Tori Lynn Andreozzi" has recently been featured on Century Martial Arts website.

MADD honors local officials for fighting drunk driving

The Rhode Island Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored local police officers and others for their efforts to reduce drunk driving.

Brain Injury Awareness Month

The week of March 14th Our State House dome will be lite in blue in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month.

MADD RI Youth in Action Conference - Again a Success!

The annual Youth In Action Program took place on Saturday, January 30th at Rhode Island College.


Tori’s Story Featured in Turn to 10 Segment
Source: Turn to 10

Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Turn to 10 ran a report on drunk driving which featured Tori's story as part of the news segment. 


Gabrielle M. Abbate: It’s okay if your child ‘hates’ you
Source: Providence Journal

We’re tired of apologies. We’re frustrated with parents who host parties and then serve alcohol and drugs to their children’s friends when they don’t even know if that friend is a diabetic, is taking an anti-depressant or has a medical condition that could be life-threatening when mixed with alcohol.

MADD won’t accept $5,000 donation from mother charged in social-host case/ Poll
Source: Providence Journal

MADD has decided not to accept a donation from a local mother who was charged with violating the state's social-host law.

SpeakYourMind Pioneers Communication Tool for Those with Brain Injuries
Source: Providence Journal

Learn more about the tremendous work they're doing and give what you can to their Indiegogo campaign!


BoldrDash Attracts Over 4,000 In Largest Mud Race To Date

On the weekend of September 18th, thousands of BoldrDashers and spectators blanketed the valley and tree-lined hills of Exeter’s Yawgoo Valley Ski & Water Park.

Norton High SADD Chapter Conducts Mock Crash

On April 29, the Norton High School SADD chapter conducted a mock OUI crash with the assistance of the Norton police and fire departments.

West Warwick High School to Hold SADD Walk-a-thon April 6th

We are looking for participants, pledges, and sponsorships! Show your support for this worthwhile cause and support Tori by participating.


Group asks Motorists to Make Driving Sober a New Year Resolution

As New Year's festivities approach, a group representing the 66 people who lost their lives in R.I. motor vehicle accidents in 2011 gathered Thursday at the Community College of Rhode Island campus to raise awareness about drunk driving.

State Police Make New Year’s Resolution to Stop Drunk Driving
Source: WPRO 630 AM News Talk

State Police have their own New Years Resolution this year, “365 days of safety”. The program dedicated to ensuring the roadways are safe for everyone.

More Troopers on RI roads
Source: ABC News 6

Troopers are out and about aggressively looking for drunk drivers this New Year's weekend, and they're sending a message to dozens about safety. State police are asking you to make driving sober your New Year's resolution.

A Dramatic Message from the State Police
Source: The Pawtucket Times

A sobering pre-New Year’s message about the dangers of drinking and driving was issued yesterday by State Police and the self-described numbers-crunchers of highway injury statistics, but no one put it more eloquently than Tori Andreozzi. She said nothing.

MADD-RI Urges State to Buckle Down on Drunk Driving Laws
Source: Tiverton Patch

Advocates reported Rhode Island as one of the highest ranking states for drunk driving fatalities during Saturday's holiday awareness campaign launch held at East Providence Lanes. By Raymond Beltran

“Foundation Outfits WWPD with New Vests” - by Kendra Leigh Miller
Source: Kent County Times

After experiencing a life-changing moment, 21-year-old Tori Lynn Andreozzi is still making a difference in the lives of others.  She and her mother, Cathy, were presented a certificate of appreciation Tuesday for donating tactical vests to members of the West Warwick Police Department.

RIDOC Happenings
Source: Rhode Island Department of Corrections

Upcoming & Recent Events & News of Interest to the RIDOC Community - Volume VI, Issue 5

Mock Car Crash Presents Strong Message
Source: Westerly Sun

SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions), Westerly High School recently staged a mock car crash on Wednesday, April 11 in efforts to raise awareness against drunk driving.

MADD for Safety: Advocates Address Drunk Driving Consequences
Source: The Archway

Over 300 of Bryant University’s students, faculty, and staff signed a pledge to not drink and drive in an effort to bring attention to a dangerous action.

Sobering Education
Source: Westerly Sun

Four-hundred-eighty-two Westerly High School juniors and seniors are sitting in the bleachers at the football field on a bright spring morning, watching six dead and one critically injured teen being extricated from two wrecked cars.


JHS Seniors Get Dose of Pre-prom ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ Messages
Source: Johnston Insider

A wrecked car sits in front of Johnston High School as a reminder to students what can result from just one bad decision.

TLAF Presents an Evening at the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret to Benefit MADD RI
Winds of Change Offers All Martial Artists a Free Seminar with Team Paul Mitchell Members

Winds of Change offers all martial artists the opportunity to participate in a free seminar with world re-known Team Paul Mitchell members!
Take the Winds of Change Pledge Now


Governor Donald L. Carcieri Signs the “Colin B. Foote Act”

Governor Donald L. Carcieri today joined Colonel Brendan Doherty, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Representatives Peter Kilmartin and Donna Walsh, Senator James E. Doyle, II, and members of the Foote family at a ceremony to formally into law H8515Aaa & S2946aa, the "Colin B. Foote Act."

Cranston Police Announce Partnership with Providing Online Access Reports

As a service to our residents and the business community, Cranston Police are proud to announce a partnership with to provide online access to all Cranston Rhode Island crash reports. All crash reports will be available 48 hours after the crash occurs (or sooner if approved) except for Fatal crashes and crashes under investigation. Fatal crash reports must be purchased at the Cranston Police Department.

Students Learn Valuable Lessons from ACI Inmates

This week's Street Stories takes you to medium security at the ACI in Cranston for a different kind of program.

Repeat traffic violator kills motorcycle driver in South Kingstown
Victim’s Mother Takes Part in DUI Drill

The mother of a local drunk driving victim uses her own tragic experience to teach teens about the dangers of driving drunk.

Gablinske Joins Public Safety Officials to Highlight Importance of Primary Seat Belt Law
Source: State.RI.US

In light of this week’s tragedy in Warwick where 42-year-old Steven Barlow was not wearing a seat belt was thrown from his vehicle and killed, Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske (D-Dist. 68, Bristol, Warren) today held a news conference to discuss his legislation to require all drivers in the state to wear seat belts. Sign the petition supporting this law now!

New Drunk Driving Law Used in Death of Brown Student
Source: State.RI.US

Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske, sponsor of a stiff new drunken driving law that was used for the first time this weekend in a crash that killed one Brown University student and injured another, said he is “saddened that the law had to be used but pleased it will bring justice to victims’ families."


ADVISORY: Gablinske Calling on Legislative Leaders to Crack Down on Drunk Drivers

In light of a recent tragedy in Scituate where an alleged drunk driver who had nine previous arrests- including one for breathalyzer refusal- killed a mother of six, Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske (D-Dist. 68, Bristol, Warren) will hold a news conference to discuss his legislation to crack down on drunk drivers.

Nine Long Years of Blocking DUI Legislation Blocked

For almost a decade, the R.I. House Judiciary Committee has tabled bill H-5039 for further study.

RIDOC Departmental Awards

The annual departmental awards ceremony was held on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 9 a.m. in the George C. Arnold Conference Center. This special edition of the RIDOC Review recognizes this year’s honorees.

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Annual Employee Awards Ceremony

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Annual Employee Awards Ceremony will be held at R.I. Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals Eleanor Slater Hospital George C. Arnold Conference Center in the Regan Building 111 Howard Avenue Cranston, RI 02920
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.


A Powerful Choice

This is the Zero Fatalities Project, a Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) initiative to prevent drinking and driving among the state’s youth. Download the Zero Fatalities Project Reservation Form