If your driving, read this later! There is a Heard in Rye Event tonight, April 4, 2013:
Hang Up and Drive
Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room
3 Parsons Street, Rye
"Hang Up and Drive" will be presented by Jacy Good as part of the 2012-13 Heard in Rye Speaker Series. This lecture will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room (3 Parsons Street in Rye). Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.
(VIDEO: Jacy on Oprah.)
During this session, Jacy will emphasize the importance of safety as well as the consequences associated with distracted driving. She is active in her mission of teaching others about these topics after experiencing a tragic event on her college graduation day, when she lost both her parents and sustained life-long injuries due to a car accident caused by a distracted driver. Jacy and her fiancée, Steve Johnson, (who is part of the presentation in video form), have been speaking to audience across the country to share their perspectives on this senseless tragedy. Johnson, who was the first to receive the devastating news, has supported Jacy through her recovery process and shares her goals of spreading this message.
Jacy's experience has been featured on a number of print and television outlets, and she has also been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference. She has visited the United Nations and has presented at conferences nationwide. Her lectures leave an impact on the audiences she addresses, bringing an understanding to others that the decisions they make behind the wheel can have an irreparable impact.