Our mission is to raise awareness about the tragic consequences of impaired driving and to help bring some joy to families with young children who have been affected by this terrible crime. Every year around Geo's memorial, May 19th, we plan on having a big sporting event and honoring a new family with a special gift. The loss of a parent or loved one is devastating to a child and we believe the best way to help heal their pain is with joy and happiness. We try and give them something to be excited about so they don't focus on the pain. Much love and a big thank you to Gillian Phillips, Tracy Crawford and everybody else at MADD Canada for helping us with the difficult task of selecting a new family each year and for all of your continued help and support for our charity.
The Geo Mounsef Foundation
The Geo Mounsef Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 2014 in memory of 2 1/2 year old Geo Mounsef. He was tragically killed when an impaired driver crashed his SUV into a south Edmonton restaurant patio where he, his mom, dad, and baby brother were having dinner.
The reality of impaired driving in Canada
Unfortunately, so many families, like ours, are torn apart by impaired driving every year. The statistics are staggering. In Canada, impaired driving claims between 1250- 1500 lives and causes over 60,000 injuries per year. These numbers are absolutely unacceptable and if we want things to change then we have to go to the root of the problem. IMPAIRED DRIVING IS NOT AN ACCIDENT, IT'S A CHOICE. One of the worst choices a person can make in their lives. A choice that can kill innocent people like Geo. It's our goal to encourage people to make the right choice, the life saving choice, to say, “NO, I WON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.”