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December 10, 2012

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Casey A. Feldman, 21 years old, was struck by a distracted motorist on July 17, 2009. Read more about Casey Feldman.

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Foundation's Campaign
to End Distracted Driving Takes Off Across the U.S.

With the help of hundreds of trial lawyers across the country, including many at Joel's law firm, Anapol Schwartz, we spoke with more than 41,000 teens in our pilot program this spring.

The momentum has increased and state Trial Lawyers Associations in PA, KY, CO, RI, IN, SC, DE, NY and MA have joined our cause, which will enable us to reach more than 250,000 teens by this time next year.

Watch the TV new clip from RI:

Read the positive feedback from students and speakers.

Read what the U.S. Department of Transportation has to say about our efforts.

Visit our sponsored site, EndDD.org to learn more and schedule a presentation at your local school.

Foundation is Funding One of the Largest Teen Driving Safety Study Ever

In collaboration with researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, surveys were developed which were completed by thousands of teens across the country in connection with our distracted driving presentations. The analysis of these surveys will add to the body of scientific knowledge concerning teen driving perceptions and behaviors and will help researchers, traffic safety professionals and educators keep our children safer. Read more from EndDD.org and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.

So far we have raised $5,500 of the $50,000 necessary to complete the study and publish the results.

Make a tax deductible donation today so that we may continue our efforts in traffic safety and award scholarships to additional deserving students who want to make a difference in this world!

Message From Dianne and Joel

We continue to be blessed by the love and support of so many that allows us to remember Casey in ways that positively affect so many lives.

In this edition of our newsletter read about how we are working to keep our teens safe through our national teen distracted driving awareness program, how our gift of a facility therapy dog will accelerate recovery for patients who have suffered terrible injuries and illnesses, how through our computer science student/non-profit partnership we are providing funding so that non profits can receive desperately needed website, social media and e-newsletter work from computer science students at universities without charge, and more.

We have accomplished a great deal, but much more needs to be done. Help us to continue to make a difference in Casey's memory and honor and consider making a donation today.

Dianne Anderson & Joel Feldman

Foundation Funds First Facility/Therapy Dog at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Casey loved animals and took time in her busy schedule to perform volunteer work. Continuing the tradition of performing service on the anniversary of Casey's death, on July 17th about fifty of Casey's friends and family gathered at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia and performed clean up services and work in the greenhouse and gardens, and learned about the latest gift from the Casey Feldman Foundation.

Magee showed off the talents of the newest member of its renowned occupational therapy team, Ford. Ford is an 8 year old Golden Retriever who is a highly trained facility therapy dog, the first in Magee's history. Support for Ford was provided by the Casey Feldman Foundation... Read More

Rehab Therapy Dog Honoring Casey Featured on TV News

Scholarship Recipient Wants to Save the World

"I am a dreamer, activist and daughter", said Chelsea Miller, "and first and foremost, someone who wants to make a difference." Chelsea Miller makes a difference despite significant obstacles in her life. Her Alternative Spring Break trip, sponsored by the Casey Feldman Foundation, took Chelsea to Atlanta... Read More

Scholarship Recipient Vows to Leave this World a Better Place"My week in New Orleans helping to rebuild a home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina was incredible and by far, one of the most rewarding weeks of my life", reported Jamie Haller, a 2012 recipient of a Casey Feldman Foundation Alternative Spring Break scholarship stipend... Read More

Computer Science Student / Non-Profit Partnership Established; Student Aids the Hungry

Local non-profits often do not have the funds necessary to meet the technology needs necessary to advance their missions. Recognizing that need, the Casey Feldman Foundation established a program that pays stipends to computer science undergrads who want to work for non-profits. The work of the first CU student to receive the award has helped to feed the hungry.... Read More

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