IN THE NEWS
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
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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
the Miami Project
ALERT fLORIDA tODAY
Alert Today Florida
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
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”
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
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 www.DrivingDownHeartache.org
A Helping Hand: The Mark Wandall Foundation
April 30, 2019
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