MADD Founder Candace Lightner to appear on Healing the Grieving Heart National Radio Show

Released on: April 29, 2008, 7:56 pm

Press Release Author: Open to Hope Foundation

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving to be interviewed by
"Healing the Grieving Heart" Hosts, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley on May 1, 2008,
sponsored by The Open to Hope Foundation.

Press Release Body: New York, New York and San Francisco, California - Candace
Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will join Drs. Gloria &
Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program "Healing the
Grieving Heart" May 1st, 2008 at 9 AM PST/12 Noon EST.

"We feel fortunate to have one of the country's foremost experts joining us on this
important topic. Her work on reducing the number of drunk drivers on the street and
her impact on the lives of victims has been tremendously effective" said Dr. Heidi
Horsley, co-host of Healing the Grieving Heart.

Candace Lightner transformed a personal tragedy into a crusade against drunk
driving. She founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a grass-roots organization
dedicated to curbing alcohol-related traffic deaths.

Lightner's 13-year-old daughter Cari, while walking down a quiet street, was struck
from behind by a car. The impact threw Cari 125 feet, knocking off her shoes and
mutilating her body so badly that it was not possible to save her organs for
donation. Clarence William Busch, the driver of the car, did not stop. At the time
of the crash, Busch had four previous drunk driving convictions, for which he had
served, at most, 48 hours in jail. He had been arrested for another hit-and-run
accident just two days before hitting Cari.

"Candace's experience not only changed laws all over the country, but by her sharing
her personal experience individually and with her books, she's helped families
around the world cope with their grief and given hope to many of us who have dealt
with the loss of a loved one," commented Dr. Gloria Horsley, co-host of 'Healing the
Grieving Heart" and Chairperson of The Open to Hope Foundation
(, sponsor of "Healing the Grieving Heart" and The Grief
Blog (

Healing the Grieving Heart broadcasts every Thursday from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific
Standard Time on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network.
About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist
and social worker. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco,
Columbia University, and Loyola University. Dr. Horsley is an adjunct professor at
Columbia University and works in the FDNY-Columbia University Family Guidance
Program with families who lost firefighters in the World Trade Center. She is also
author of "Teen Grief Relief".

About Dr. Gloria Horsley

Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the
field of family therapy for over twenty years. She holds graduate degrees from the
University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends ( in a
number of roles, including as a Board Director and chairperson for TCF's annual
program for professionals. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson for TCF in
her dual role as a bereaved parent and professional.

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Contact Details: Christopher Conlan
188 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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