On October 10th, 2015 Keri Anne DeMott was killed by a multiple DUI offender while driving home. She was only 20 years old, and was dedicated to serving her community and sharing positivity and kindness wherever she went. She was studying Sociology at the University of Central Florida in the hopes of becoming a social worker and helping children and families in need.
The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation was started by the DeMott family in 2016 to honor Keri's memory and to share her story with the primary goal of one day ending drunk, impaired, and distracted driving. As the foundation has grown the DeMott's have realized that every decision we make in life matters, not just the ones we make while behind the wheel. Whether it's at school, work, home, church, or anywhere else in between, we all face decisions on a daily basis that will shape who we are and effect every single person we come into contact with.
Today Keri's life and legacy is shared with students, law enforcement, first responders, and people of all ages as a reminder of how powerful and important our decisions are. We all have the ability to be a positive influence in our communities, and together we can create a better world just like Keri had imagined doing herself.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the foundation and the DeMott family keep Keri's passion of helping others alive by giving back to local community groups and national organizations that inspire, motivate, and help others.
We are back at UCF this year for our annual race! In addition to our 5K, 10K, and Kids Fun Run courses, this year teams have the ability to compete for the First Responders Cup- a special prize given to the largest registered team. Virtual and student options are available as well. Sign up today to lock in the early bird registration price, create a team, and join us for a day of fun!
As a grassroots organization, we rely on financial support from donors and sponsors in order to carry out our mission. The foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations are tax-deductible and allow us to travel and deliver our message to raise awareness, inspire, educate, and motivate others.