The mission of KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25 is to make streets safer for all who walk, cycle, play, drive, and ride. Doing so preserves lives and relationships. We live our mission by: 1) Creating campaigns to educate motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists to practice behaviors that keep everyone safe on & along roadways. 2) Supporting families who experience the death of a loved one due to a traffic incident through Live Forward! - bringing good into the world in their honor and memory.
-Oceanside, CA saw a 6 mph (16%) reduction in average speeds when implementing a yard-sign campaign in the neighborhood with the highest verifiable incidence of speeding.
-Oro Valley, AZ saw a 4.5 mph (13%) reduction in average speeds upon engaging all residents in sending out the KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® message via decals affixed to all residential trash cans. Out of this effort, "America's Trash Talks to Keep Kids Alive" was born.
Live Forward!® has connected with over 100 families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to a traffic incident. Many of the families participate in our annual Live Forward! & Run to Remember 5K here in Omaha, as well as our annual team trek to the summit of Pikes Peak each August. Simply put, these events bring families together to celebrate their loved ones, share stories, and make memories. Inspiration abounds!
Join in on our 30+ Mile Omaha Relay May 19th!
In partnership with the Southwest YMCA, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 will field a team to run a 30 mile relay throughout the Omaha Area on May 19th - the Saturday before "Omaha Gives!" Day. We will run to raise awareness of the need to practice behaviors behind the wheel that work to keep ourselves and all others safe on and around roadways. At the same time we will honor loved ones how have died in traffic incidents. We will carry the names of over 100 of these loved ones on the shirts team members wear as we trek across Omaha stopping at Panera locations along the way. Come run with us. E-mail Tom@kkad25.org for more information. Not a runner! No problem, come on out and meet us at one of the Panera locations along our route. Here's our schedule:
6:30 - Council Bluffs Panera @ Metro Crossing Shopping Center - 10+ miles
9:00 a.m. - Saddle Creek to 78th and Dodge Panera - 3 miles
10:15 a.m. - 78th and Dodge to Westroads Panera - 2.7 miles
11:30 a.m. - Westroads to Eagle Run Panera 132nd & Maple - 5.5 miles
1: 15 p.m. - Eagle Run to Montclair Panera (West Center @ 129th) -4.61 miles
2:45 p.m. - Oak View to 178th and Center Panera - 4.11 miles
We will invite those we meet along the way to make $10 donations through "Omaha Gives!" to support our mission - to make streets safer for all who walk, cycle, play, drive, and ride. For every $1,000 raised in the Omaha Area, KKAD25 will donate one summer camp scholarship through the Southwest YMCA.
Jason Crawford, P.E
Texas Transportation Institute
Check out more testimonials at "Great Non-Profits" - http://greatnonprofits.org/org/keep-kids-alive-drive-25