Join us on May 23rd to
-Take the Pledge-
DON'T DRINK & DRIVE
Join us May 23, 2023, for a ceremony to celebrate
the life of Larisa Karassik
Join us for a rededication of the Larisa Karassik Butterfly Garden, and an important event and ceremony where we can all come together as a community to TAKE THE PLEDGE to NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE. A new plaque will be presented to the beautiful Larisa Karassik Butterfly Garden.
Location: Historic Traphagen: 131 Germonds Road West Nyack
Time: 4:00 PM
*Please arrive promptly a few minutes before 4pm as the ceremony will begin right at 4.
A food & ice-cream truck will be on site!
Please spread the word & use the hashtag #DONTDRINKANDDRIVE4LARISA.
The plaque and event is sponsored by the Town of Clarkstown Town Supervisor, George Hoehmann; District Attorney, and Sheriff's Dept.
OUR MISSION IS TO END DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVING.
OUR DAUGHTER WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED AT THE AGE OF 13 BY A DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVER.
Larisa Alexandra Karassik’s life was tragically cut short on May 23, 2015. It was Memorial Day weekend, and Larisa, like so many others, was enjoying one of the traditional joys of the holiday weekend: going out for ice cream. Larisa, together with her best friend, was seated in the back seat of the car being driven by her father, when a speeding truck ran a stop sign and plowed into the side of their car, killing Larisa and seriously injuring her father and friend.
We have come to learn that our daughter’s death has had a profound impact on our community. The love and support of family, friends, neighbors and our community has sustained us and given us the strength to go forward.
We have been humbled by the outpouring of generosity and kindness from our community. The overwhelming community support has inspired us to continue the circle of giving, and to create the Larisa Karassik foundation in our mission to educate our youths on the catastrophic impacts of drunk and drugged driving. We also are dedicated assisting families and victims of drunk driving accidents and fatalities. .
SENATE BILL S17121
Senator David Carlucci honors Larisa Karassik’s memory in his ongoing efforts to support Senate Bill S1721 which relates to the revocation or reissuance of licenses on June 5, 2017.
We are forever grateful to Senator David Carlucci and to his colleagues for supporting this bill which will hopefully be passed and will impose stricter penalties for repeats DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) offenders!
This new law will help prevent prior offenders from getting back behind the wheel of their vehicles and putting more innocent lives at risk!
By strengthening the laws and increasing the consequences of repeat DWI offenders, we should see a lower rate of drunk drivers fatalities and accidents.