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I am honored to introduce to you my beautiful daughter, Demi.

It is with overwhelming sorrow that I must do so through The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization.

Demi was brutally murdered in August 2007 by her ex-boyfriend just one day after celebrating her 16th birthday. My daughter was an exceptionally beautiful young lady with a contagious smile, charming personality and a compassionate, spiritual soul. Her death has broken me beyond repair.

The horrific and unimaginable tragedy that struck our lives and violently ended Demi's life is today a rapidly growing dangerous epidemic permeating our society.

My mission will be to educate our youth, parents, communities and educational system about the dangers of teen dating violence.

Demi is loved, missed and adored by so many. This organization was founded to honor her memory.

Please follow we learn and grow we will share our knowledge with you through the pages of this site.

-Dr. Gary Cuccia

Oct 6th 2013  " Demi Brae Cuccia Day " in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Oct. 6, 2013 – Harrisburg, Sept. 9, 2013 Members of the House of Representatives unanimously adopted (H. R. 431) designating October 6, 2013 as "Demi Brae Cuccia Day" in Pennsylvania. Resolution.

Thank you Westmoreland County State Representative Timothy Krieger and Centre County State Representative Scott Conklin for reintroducing this resolution on behalf of Demi and the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization.

Conklin was the prime sponsor of a bill (H.B. 2026) that would have required dating violence warning signs and other teen-dating violence curriculum to be taught in middle schools and high schools in the state. 

Speaking Engagements
Indiana Area Senior High School - May 22, 2014

South Fayette Middle School - May 21, 2014

Elizabeth Forward High School - May 15, 2014

Baldwin High School - May 13, 2014

Wilmington Area High School - May 8, 2014

Greensburg Salem High School, April 29, 2014

Families United Network, Inc., April 24, 2014

Blairsville High School, April 24, 2014

Apollo-Ridge Middle School, April 17, 2014

Carson Middle School, April 10, 2014

Laurel Highlands High School, April 3, 2014

Mars Area School District, March 27, 2014

Beaver County School Counselors Association, March 21, 2014

Purchase Line Jr. Sr. High School, March 20, 2014

Ingomar Middle School, February 28, 2014

Commonwealth Connections Academy, February 25, 2014

Waynesburg University, February 20, 2014

Burrell High School, February 20, 2014

Homer-Center Jr / Sr High School, February 13, 2014

Seton Hill University, February 6, 2014

Derry Area High School, February 6, 2014

Lincoln Jr / Sr High School, January 30, 2014

Shenango Area School District, January 23, 2014

St. Barbara Parish Youth Ministry Speaker Series, January 12, 2014

The Ellis School, January 9, 2014

Brashear High School, December 13, 2013

Duquesne Law School, November 25, 2013

Aliquippa Jr/Sr High School, November 21, 2013

Ladies Hospital Aid Society Annual Fall Luncheon, November 20, 2013

Paden City High School, November 14, 2013

Bethel Park School District, November 7, 2013

Butler Area High School, October 31, 2013

Thomas Jefferson High School October 24, 2013

8th Annual Peace Begins at Home October 16, 2013

Canon-McMillan High School October 16, 2013

Uniontown Area High School October 10, 2013

Apollo Ridge High School October 3, 2013

Fox Chapel Area High School September 26, 2013

Somerset Area Jr & Sr High School September 19, 2013

9th Annual Celebrate Monroeville September 19, 2013

Chartiers Valley High School September 12, 2013

Gateway vs. Connellsvile Game To Honor Demi September 6, 2013

Gateway Senior High School September 6, 2013

Connellsville Area Senior High School September 5, 2013

Kiski Area High School August 28, 2013