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27 March 1995 - 1 August 2019 

On August 1st, 2019 my beautiful, talented brother Noah Benardout was tragically killed by the recklessness of a drunk driver.  Noah was waiting on the sidewalk to cross the street when his killer drove through an intersection, at high speed, smashing into another vehicle and sending that vehicle spinning into a traffic light where Noah was waiting.    Noah died instantly at the scene.  At just 24 years old.  A phenomenal musician, on the verge of deserved success that he had tirelessly worked toward with integrity and patience for many years as the artist LOVR®.  His brand new EP, Loners was finished the day he died.  He will never ever get to enjoy the benefits of his hard work but now it is my mission not only to bring his music to the world but importantly to bring awareness through music to stop DUI for ever.  Join me in supporting his foundation through fundraising events to lobby for an end to DUI.

 - Lily Benardout

MISSION STATEMENT

The Noah Benardout Foundation’s primary goal is to advocate immediate education and habit-forming skills for teen drivers to end the tragedies of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) which are 100% preventable. 

 

Direct engagement with robust awareness will engage a generation of new drivers to change the narrative. The Foundation has developed three key programs that permeates education, music and the social media zeitgeist with technology, teaching and trust of the shocking reality.  

 

We have partnered with The California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Police Department, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the California Office of Traffic and Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration among others, for rapid traction through the media ecosystem.  

27th March, 2021

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LONERS 

Sept 4th, 2020 - As the second most dangerous Holiday Weekend for DUI tragedies is upon us, we felt it appropriate to release "Loners", the title track of Noah's unreleased EP. With an incredible video produced by Impossible Brief, made possible with the support of Coldplay and their management, all views and proceeds will go toward ending DUI tragedies.  Unthinkably DUI fatalities, injuries and arrests continue to rise in 2020 - even with the pandemic, social unrest, and a call to action for responsible behavior, better decision-making and human decency.  

Please be safe, share this video and don't become another statistic this weekend. Listen on Spotify.

 

Together we must bring an awareness to end DUI tragedies.

2020 Initiatives

United States of Dramerica Podcast

Sept 1st, 2020 - We are pleased to have been invited to feature on this episode of United States of Dramerica, hosted by Dan Rutstein and presented with the support of our partners BACTrack and Makers Mark. Responsible drinking is the topic as Dan and Marc discuss the social stigmas of how to tell your friends not to drink and drive, the epidemic of DUI tragedies in California and the importance of using a simple and effective breathalyzer device to make the right decisions.

 

Click here to listen.

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July 4th - LATEST DUI STATISTICS

July 4th - The Deadliest Holiday 

The CHP have released figures for the July 4th Independence Day Holiday Weekend 2020.

These were the results for the maximum enforcement period that spanned just 54 hours.

 

738 arrests for DUI - 25% higher than 2019 which totaled 589 arrests in 72 hours.  36 fatalities - 177% higher than 2019 with 12 fataliities.

Considering we are in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, these numbers are staggering.  Disappointing.  Shocking.  Disgraceful.

July 4th, 2020 - the DEADLIEST holiday on our roads. Two out of three people will be directly or indirectly affected by a DUI tragedy in their lifetime and today your risk is 20% higher!  Be responsible. Be accountable. These multi award-winning awareness films were released in France  and directed by our dear friend and one of the world’s leading directors Bruno Aveillan. Each film highlights an aspect of road safety; alcohol, speed, distracted driving, victims and Cannabis. Unlike the USA which has the worst traffic safety records in the world, France registered their lowest fatality numbers in 2019.  Watch each poignant film and decide if this July 4th is to be your last.

Weightless

June 24th, 2020 - The release of FARR's latest music video written by Noah's best friend Romeo Testa.  An unmistakably painful and yet subliminally healing song which is the title track of their new album, WEIGHTLESS.  More than just an opening statement, this is a powerful melodic eulogy.  Poignantly lush vocals and heartbreaking lyrics are melded with hypnotic production by FARR’s Linden Jay for unquestionably one of the year’s better releases. The Noah Benardout Foundation thanks Roméo and Linden for dedicating this song in Noah’s memory.  Listen on Spotify CLICK HERE. Watch the video below and on YouTube CLICK HERE.

Memorial Day 2020

This Memorial Day starts the second most dangerous week of the year for DUI tragedies.  This Memorial Day is day 1 of the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen DUI tragedies.  Now we know what it takes to flatten a curve, let’s continue this responsibility to end the DUI epidemic.  Filmmakers Kyle & Carlos Plummer have created an incredibly impactful PSA for those reaching the legal age of alcohol consumption.  Whatever your age, let this be a cautionary tale this Memorial Day, and EVERY DAY hereafter. Click here to watch on YouTube or simply view below. Huge thanks to artist TaiBanz for composing the music.

"I MISS YOU"

Today - March 27th, we reflect as a family, on what would have been Noah’s 25th Birthday. Whilst we live every second in the pain of his loss, we are thankful in the enormity of the music he had created. One song he wrote and produced is the demo “I MISS YOU” which we are proud to share with you all today set to a photo album of very personal photos that convey his beautiful smile and spirit.  We miss you Noah.