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Ms. Sharon Marie Sikora

Wrong Sharon Marie Sikora?

National Activist

Phone: (508) ***-****  HQ Phone
SADD Inc
255 Main Street
Marlborough , Massachusetts 01752
United States

Company Description: SADD ( www.sadd.org) is the nation's preeminent peer-to-peer youth education organization, with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools, and colleges....   more
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SADD's Board of Directors
www.sadd.org, 12 Oct 2014 [cached]
Sharon Sikora Audit Committee Sharon Sikora is a national activist and speaker on drunk driving issues. She is also a survivor of a crash caused by a drunk driver. Ms. Sikora has been instrumental in the drafting and/or passage of several laws, most notably Arizona's 1982 DUI law, the passage of raising the drinking age to 21, and the child endangerment law. She is a past national vice president of MADD and a co-founder of MADD-Arizona. Ms. Sikora is a co-founder of the Ashes to Life support group and the Arizona Children's Burn Camp. Active in local and national citizens groups, she currently sits on the board of the Foundation for Burns and Trauma. She speaks to countless groups and organizations, ranging from victim impact panels to adult probation classes to Phoenix College law classes. She is also involved with Arizona SADD and Phoenix Fire Department Fire Pals. Her outreach also includes assistance with Nevada Stop DUI and the Roots and Wings organization, a not-for-profit counseling organization.
Ms. Sikora was appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to a committee to draft Victims' Rights Legislation. She was also appointed by the Governor to recommend legislation for Juvenile Justice Reform. She has received several awards, including the Twelve Who Care Award, the SADD National Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), the Outstanding Young Woman in America Award (1986), the 1998 Department of Justice National Crime Victim Award, and the 1999 Arizona Attorney General Distinguished Service to Victims of Crime Award. Ms. Sikora has been an advocate for youth on the local, state and national levels and a supporter and activist for SADD for more than 25 years.
Team Archives - We Save Lives
wesavelives.org, 18 Nov 2014 [cached]
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Sharon Sikora
Arizona MADD/SADD Co-Founder, Community Activist
Sharon Sikora, a survivor of a drunk driving crash, is a national activist and speaker on traffic safety and victim's rights. Ms. Sikora is a co-founder of the Ashes to Life support group and the Arizona Children's Burn Camp.
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Sharon Sikora: Vice Chairwoman After surviving her drunk driving crash in 1981 Sharon Sikora became the Arizona co-founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 1982. She has been recognized as a leading force in Arizona for reshaping the attitude toward drunk driving. She has served as the Maricopa County MADD President, Arizona Chair of the MADD Board, National Vice President and National board member. Among her accomplishments she has organized and implemented programs including: Project Graduation, Poster Essay Contest, Victim Services, leadership conferences, volunteer recruitment and training, courtroom monitoring and speakers bureaus. She was instrumental in Arizona DUI and Victims legislation. Sharon founded Arizona Students Against Destructive Decisions and is currently a National Board member. She is the Vice President of the Foundation for Burns and Trauma and was instrumental in Camp Courage which is a burn camp for kids.
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In 1981, the car Sharon Sikora was driving was hit by a drunken motorist and became engulfed in flames, causing burns over 95 percent of her body and paralysis of her vocal cords due to smoke inhalation.The Phoenix Fire Department Commander who responded to the crash described it this way: "The horror of what happened to Sharon was almost beyond description.I didn't feel she had any chance of survival."Since the accident, she has endured more than 70 reconstructive surgeries and has become a leading advocate for crime victims' rights.She co-founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), established the Arizona state chapter, and has made special effort to reach out to victims in rural counties and Indian country.She initiated the Ashes to Life Burn Support Group for survivors of significant burn injuries and co-founded the Fire Pal board of the Phoenix Fire Department, which oversees efforts to improve fire safety programs.She has advocated for .08 blood alcohol content legislation and Juvenile Zero Tolerance DUI laws.She helped launch a statewide DUI task force involving 65 police agencies that resulted in over 2,600 DUI arrests this past holiday season.She was instrumental in the passage of the Arizona Victim Bill of Rights.As a member of the Kentucky School Bus Crash-MADD Crisis Team, Ms. Sikora made three trips to Radcliff, Kentucky to assist victims and survivors of a drunk driving crash that left 24 youths and three adults dead and 14 others seriously injured.She currently sits on the board of the Arizona Victim Compensation Program, the Foundation for Burns and Trauma, the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Pals, Arizona Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and National Students Against Drunk Driving.Through her years of dedicated service, she has cultivated a
second-generation victims advocate in her 26 year-old daughter, who is also a drunk driving victim.Of her many accomplishments, Ms. Sikora says she is proudest of being her daughter's mentor.
SADD Press Releases
www.sadd.org, 3 July 2008 [cached]
Phoenix, Arizona - SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is proud to recognize Sharon Sikora of Glendale, Arizona, for her lifetime of courage, passion, and activism. SADD President and Executive Director Penny Wells presented Sikora with the SADD Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's 2008 National Conference in Phoenix last month.
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"Sharon is an inspiration to everyone she comes in contact with," said Wells.
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By working tirelessly with and for SADD students for over two decades, Sharon has earned SADD's highest measure of appreciation."
Sikora is a great example of turning tragedy into a springboard to help others. In 1981, the car she was driving was hit by an impaired driver and became engulfed in flames, causing her to suffer burns over 95 percent of her body. Her experience fueled a passion to assist and improve the lives of victims of crime throughout not only Arizona but the entire United States. Since the crash, she has endured more than 70 reconstructive surgeries, but she has also become a leading advocate for the rights of crime victims and youth safety issues.
Sikora has dedicated more than 25 years of volunteer service. She currently sits on the SADD National Board of Directors and the board for the Foundation for Burns & Trauma. Sikora is also involved with Arizona SADD and Phoenix Fire Department Fire Pals. She established the Arizona State chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Her outreach also includes assistance with Nevada Stop DUI and the Roots and Wings organization, a not-for-profit counseling organization.
"It was wonderful to receive a lifetime tribute for working with the youth of Arizona and the nation. I believe it is critical to reach out to teens in a positive non-preaching manner," Sikora said.
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Penny Wells and Sharon Sikora are available for interviews.
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