Local organizations work to help children process the loss of a loved one

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month and this week Blue Butterfly and the Mark Wandall Foundation partnered to educate parents, grandparents and teachers on the best ways they can be there for children who have experienced a loss. Click here for more

Keynote Speaker at  Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization

September 2019

Study finds area of North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton is 4th most dangerous for walking in the U.S.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – Pretty much anywhere you drive on the Suncoast, you’ll be sharing the road with pedestrians and/or bicyclists. The warm weather allows for plenty of outdoor recreation and Florida attracts a high number of seniors, snowbirds and tourists.  Click here for more

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Alert Today Florida
August 2019

On behalf of Alert Today Florida Melissa talks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety.

Stop on Red event urges drivers, pedestrians to take precaution on the road

News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando
August 13, 2018

Melissa Wandall Stop on Red

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Representing the National Coalition for Safer Roads during the annual Stop on Red Week with partners Alert Today Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation and other Orlando and Orange County organizations – August 2018

FDOT Education Drivers About Protecting Kids on Roads

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SUNCOAST FYI: the mark wandall foudations “EVENING AT THE TOWER”

SNN News
May 10, 2019

In this video Wendy Orlando TMWF Coordinator and I sit down to discuss the importance of serving children, teens and young adults in grief.

National Stop On Red Week

OCFL Update
August 14, 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), were joined by Orange County Government and multiple partners on Aug. 10, 2018 at the intersection of Silver Star Road and Pine Hills Road to remind everyone to stop on red, including when making a right turn.

The initiative was part of “National Stop on Red Week,” which is held every year during the first full week of August. Additional participating agencies in the event included LYNX, Orange County Public Schools, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District, Orange County District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin’s office and Bike/Walk Central Florida.

Driving Down Heartache, Bay News 9

Bay News Channel 9
August 30, 2018

Love Resides in a Roadside Marker. Bay News Channel 9 Interviews Melissa and features

A Helping Hand: The Mark Wandall Foundation

SNN News
April 30, 2019

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