Shevonne Polastre founded Non-Profit S.A.D., which stands for Stop Alcohol Deaths, Inc., on March 2010 after losing her sister, Kristine Polastre, to alcohol poisoning on January 26, 2010. Shevonne realized that many people didn’t fully understand the dangers of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. She has decided to make it her quest in life to educate people on alcohol poisoning. Her plans are to use social media, public relations, and fundraising events to raise awareness for the non-profit organization. She wants to create a course, and start speaking to the youth and adolescents around the United States to get them to understand that drinking lots of alcohol does not equate to having a good time. January 26, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Kristine. During her life, Kristine dedicated it to help others. In the Air Force, she was part of the Honor Guard, mentoring troubled teenage girls, and raising funds for several nonprofit organizations. In April 2009, she went to war, heading to Afghanistan. Throughout all this, Kristine was very dedicated to her family. She was the light in all of our lives. Kristine was definitely a special and loving woman. She would not have died in vain because her death will bring awareness to help save other lives.
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