The Alicea Foundation, a not for profit company registered on November 11, 1997, was formed by Denise Dias when her daughter Alicea died.
Fueled by the sudden death of her 17 year old daughter – Alicea in August 1996 by the recklessness of an alleged drunken driver, Denise Dias established the Alicea Foundation aka Mothers In Black.
With other grieving Mothers and concerned citizens Denise organized a weekly one hour vigil outside Parliament buildings. For nigh-on four years mothers and supporters of Mothers In Black stood silently dressed in black with pictures of their lost loved ones until the eventual road safety legislation was passed for the use of helmets, seat belts, breathalysers and radar guns.
The Alicea Foundation has advocated and lobbied over many years for the strengthening of new, improved and enforcement of relevant road safety laws and road safety education in our schools.