Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UPDATES

My mom has been busy meeting with city and state leaders throughout Utah this summer working on awareness for No Texting. She met with the Attorney General, Sean Reyes and talked about what it would take to make Utah a hands free state. We feel that a hands free law is the next necessary step in protecting innocent victims from distracted drivers. Cell phones in cars are dangerous. Period. We have also met with city councils to promote the No Texting Signs. We are hoping to get these placed all throughout the state, starting in schools and city & government lots. Several of the high schools in the area have No Texting Banners hanging in the school gyms and out in the football fields to serve as a reminder that 9 people die each day from a distracted driving accident. One of those was our dad, our husband, our son and our friend. Hopefully we can lower that number through awareness, education and enforcement.



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Davestrong Golf Tourney Pics

The Golf Tournament was a success!! Thanks to everyone who came, who donated and who supported us and continue to support our family and the No Texting Campaign. We are seeing positive changes happening on the roads in Utah!! 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/19377113@N07/sets/72157644453818887/








Monday, April 28, 2014

2nd Annual Dave Henson Memorial Golf Tournament!!

This year's golf tournament scramble will be held Saturday, May 10th at the East Bay Golf Course in Provo, UT.  All foursomes need to be registered by May 1st. You can register by contacting East Bay directly at 801-852-7529 or by emailing Blake at strike3llc@yahoo.com. This year the prizes and giveaways will be just as great as last year.  We have TONS of free golf at Hobble Creek, Gladstan, Spanish Oaks and several amazing courses in St George. There will be free overnight stays in St George and Zions along with Tuacahn Certificates. There will be dinner giveaways from Ruby River, Painted Pony, Costa Vida, Casa Salsa and many more! There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as longest drive with Dave's driver and closest to the hole. All the proceeds will to towards the Speak Up Stop the Texts Stop the Wrecks Campaign to educate kids and youth about the dangers of distracted driving.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Woman pleads not guilty in possible texting, driving death

Our family is saddened by Carlas choice to plead Not Guilty.  We will all wait for another month for a possible trial date to be scheduled or to see if Carla decides to enter a plea deal. We all know that this accident was just that. An Accident.  I'm sure this woman did not intend to kill my dad or cause extreme injury to my mom but she did make a lot of mistakes that day and she DID ultimately cause the death of my dad by being distracted. She also chose to be uninsured, which left our family with the financial responsibility to cover all of the medical bills. We hope she will take responsibility for her actions and hopefully someday be able to say "I'm Sorry." She needs our prayers just as much or more than our family does.



KSL Article



Woman pleads not guilty in possible texting, driving death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Distracted Driving Bill Passed!!

Last week a new bill was passed that would make any dialing or touching your phones screen illegal while driving. You can still talk on your phone and use speaker, siri or any other hands free apps to make a phone call, it is just illegal to look down and type on your phone now. This will help law enforcement officers be able to enforce the already existing texting law. We hope this will help people to see how dangerous and distracting looking down to type on your phone is! HUGE thanks to Senator Urquhart and Rep Don Ipson for their work presenting and passing this bill! And to our city attorney Shawn Guzman. It has been a year in the making and we are so relieved to see it come to pass!

KSL story

KUTV story




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Red Thumb Reminder Fundraiser!!

Red Thumb Reminder's Steve Babcock is brilliant.. he is starting a red nail revolution!! This is his idea:






Anyone can do this. All you need is a thumb, some nail polish and the desire to be safer behind the wheel.  I decided to paint my thumbnail red so every time I picked up my phone from behind the wheel, all I would see was a big red thumb reminding me to put the phone away. As silly as it sounds, it totally worked. And now my hope is that it'll work for everyone else. One red thumbnail at a time.





Jamberry Nails has started a fundraiser and will donate 25% of all sales from their red lacquer nail polish to our Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks Campaign!! Go buy some red polish and help make the roads safer for all of us!


Click here for details

Friday, November 22, 2013

IHC Trauma Video of Dave and Leslee's Accident



Dixie Regional Medical Center is trying to raise funds to upgrade their trauma unit at the hospital so people in serious trauma won't have to be lifeflighted to other hospitals and hopefully save lives.  For the past month, they've been filming this video of my parent's accident to show at the Jubilee of Trees. It gives a pretty detailed and graphic account of the morning of March 4th, 2013.

Friday, October 11, 2013

St George Marathon: Team DAVESTRONG!! 2013

We decided (I decided:)) the day before the St. George Marathon, that it would be a good idea to go run it for my dad. It was, after all, his very favorite race and he NEVER missed it. It turned out to be our favorite race EVER!! So worth it. Dave was with us that morning, no doubt. Love you dad!! 








Running for Dave: RedRockRelay.. Sept 2013

What a great race! Loved every minute we spent spreading the word to STAY OFF YOUR PHONES WHILE YOU DRIVE!!