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 us...as 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.
|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