Nickel From Nicole began through tragedy after Nicole’s life came to a tragic end on July 8, 2010 at the young age of 16. Nicole was a passenger in the car that was being driven recklessly by her girlfriend. The car slammed head on into a highway sign in the center median at a speed in excess of 100mph. The driver survived, Nicole did not. A non-alcohol, non-drug, non-texting related accident; preventable and wrongful by all measures.
Nickel From Nicole was inspired by the touching “Letter From Lance” Nicole’s family received in the wake of her death. In his letter, Lance described how he nicknamed Nicole, “Nickel”, and how he placed a “Nickel” on the dashboard of his car as a constant reminder for himself to drive safely, that her death would save many others. Following Lance’s lead, the objective of Nickel From Nicole is simple;
To get others (teenagers and adults) to place a “Nickel” on their dashboard as a constant reminder to drive safely.
The 4″x6″ postcards include a nickel and a simple message to think about your actions and held yourself responsible for the safety of yourself and others. Since the nickel cards were started, over 30,000 have been sent out.
On October 26 a run/walk will be held to benefit Nickel From Nicole. The Halloween Hustle event will be held in the McKinney, Texas area and will include events for the entire family. Visit https://www.NickelFromNicole.com/Halloween_Hustle.html to find out more and to participate.