COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - This week marks the annual Red Ribbon campaign for Mothers Against Drunk Driving also called MADD. Jan Withers, National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says she has very personal reasons for being involved in the organization. Her 15-year old daughter was killed in 1992 by an under-aged drunk driver. The mission, she says, is to stop drunk driving and stop this violent crime. Withers says that last month there was a national survey of teens with 77-percent saying they don't drink alcohol, citing several reasons including the effect it has on health and their grades. She also says that fifty percent of those surveyed said they'd be less likely to be friends with or date others if they use alcohol.
Tomorrow morning at Coldwater high school, there will be a SADD meeting, Students Against Destructive Decisions, at 7:30 a.m. in the library to plan Red Ribbon week. And this week MADD has launched an instagram video contest. Each video answers the question, "If you don't drink today, what could your tomorrow be like?"