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Dedication Ceremony and Road renaming Set for Navy Ensign John Elliott Memorial in Upper Pittsgrove Twp

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Upper Pittsgrove Twp., N.J. (July 21st, 2017) –  A roadside memorial honoring Navy Ensign John R. Elliott, recently upgraded by volunteer craftsmen from the Bricklayers and Iron Workers trade councils, will be dedicated at a ceremony to be held on Friday, July 21st at 12 noon in Upper Pittsgrove Township, N.J. The dedication will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragic death of Ensign Elliott (a 2000 graduate of the … [Read More]

‘Great HEROtini® Mocktail Challenge’ Tasting Event in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (July 3, 2017) – Glasses of colorful and delicious ‘Mocktails’ were passed around when the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers hosted their “Great HEROtini® Mocktail Challenge” tasting event Monday, July 3 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of Tropicana Casino Resort. The public was invited to sample non-alcoholic mocktail entries by local bartenders, choose their favorites and vote online at HEROtini.org. “Signature mocktails are fun, refreshing … [Read More]

Uber, HERO Campaign offer discounted rides on the Jersey Shore

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Anyone who takes the HERO Pledge to prevent drunk driving can receive $10 Uber credit* Sea Isle City Mayor Desiderio helps spread the word around summer safety (NEW JERSEY) — Today, Uber and the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers announced a new initiative to prevent drunk driving on the Jersey Shore this summer.  Beginning on June 26, the first 2,000 people to take the HERO Pledge to … [Read More]

“BE a HERO” Golf Tournament Supports HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers

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SWAINTON, N.J. (May 31, 2017) – More than 130 golfers participated in The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers’ 17th Annual “Be a HERO” golf tournament and dinner auction on Wednesday, May 17th at Sand Barrens Golf Club, hosted by MediLink Homecare, Inc. and sponsored by Applebee’s and Townsquare Media. Proceeds benefit the HERO Campaign’s mission to prevent drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober … [Read More]

HERO Campaign and Uber Announce Summer Safety Partnership

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SOMERS POINT, N.J. (May 15, 2017) – This summer, the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers and Uber New Jersey are teaming up to promote safe and sober designated drivers. “Designated drivers are crucial to preventing drunk driving,” said HERO Campaign founder and chairman Bill Elliott. “Uber drivers are an excellent choice to be your safe ride home and prevent drunk-driving tragedies.” Uber users who visit HEROCampaign.com and … [Read More]

Inan Sikel Named Monmouth University’s HERO of the Year

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (May 10, 2017) – Inan Sikel of South Plainfield is Monmouth University’s 2017 HERO of the Year, a student who exemplifies ‘HERO’ qualities in serving as a safe and sober designated driver for friends and family. Inan’s picture will be displayed on a highway billboard along the N.J. Turnpike. “Inan provides outstanding service as a designated driver and is saving lives,” said Bill Elliott, founder of … [Read More]

Vanessa Francesco Named Stockton University’s 2017 HERO of the Year

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 13, 2017) – Vanessa Francesco, a 20-year-old health science major from Somers Point, was named the 2017 HERO of the Year at Stockton University on Tuesday, April 11. The HERO of the Year is a student who exemplifies ‘HERO’ qualities in serving as a safe and sober designated driver for friends and family. “Vanessa’s example of being a designated driver and encouraging others to take the … [Read More]

HERO Campaign, Uber Promote Designated Drivers for St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

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SOMERS POINT, N.J. (March 15, 2017) – This St. Patrick’s Day, the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers and Uber New Jersey are teaming up to raise awareness of the need for safe and sober designated drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA), 252 people died in crashes due to drunk driving over a 24-hour period during the St. Patrick’s holidays from 2011 to 2015, … [Read More]