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.
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