Sharon Sikora is a national activist and speaker on drunk driving issues.
is also a survivor of a crash caused by a drunk driver.
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.
speaks to countless groups and organizations, ranging from victim impact panels to adult probation classes to Phoenix College law classes.
is also involved with Arizona SADD and Phoenix Fire Department Fire Pals.
outreach also includes assistance with Nevada Stop DUI and the Roots and Wings organization
, a not-for-profit counseling organization.
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.