The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation
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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.
Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our communities, we received communication from Brevard County that we will not be able to host our 5K to Launch Awareness in Sandpoint Park this year. We are disappointed in the outcome of this year’s events, but the health and safety of our families, friends, and communities is the most important thing right now.
If you did sign up for the 5K before the pandemic began, we will be issuing refunds for registration fees. Please make sure to check your emails if you did register for more information so that we can get these processed as quickly as possible.
While we are sad that we won’t be able to walk together as a community this year, we are currently exploring virtual options that will still allow us to achieve the same goal of raising awareness while also “gathering” in a way that is safe and in compliance with local guidelines. Once we have ironed out the details of how that process will work, we will be sure to update everyone through social media and on our website.
If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through direct message, by phone, or by email. As always, we want to thank you for your support and patience as we try to adapt to the changes this year has brought us. We look forward to the day where we can see you all again in person.
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.
All proceeds go right back into the programs, services, and the communities we serve.