The above article headlines are just a small sample of the hazing incidents from around the country in 2018. A college marching band. High school football teams. The military. Sororities. Fraternities. Professional sports. A workplace. Small towns. Big cities. East coast. West coast. Middle America. Hazing happens every day, across the United States, in every population. Hazing is tolerated in our culture as we once tolerated drunk driving - frowned upon, an unfortunate problem, but something that can't be changed. It took a grassroots movement to sway public opinion and create a culture of intervention against drunk driving, and that same effort is needed to stop hazing.
Hazing and alcohol overdose are urgent national concerns. From Gordie Bailey's tragic, preventable death grew a call to action. Our mission at the Gordie Center is simple: Save a Life. Make the Call. We share Gordie's story to educate and empower students to prevent hazing and get help when a friend is in trouble. We need your help to change the national culture around hazing, and to push the message that hazing in every form is unacceptable and should be vehemently challenged until it disappears. By sharing Gordie's story, you are an integral part of the movement that will prevent other families from living through the tragedy of hazing's aftermath, and give today's students valuable tools to take care of each other.
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