the DB FOUNDATION, Inc.
The Dangerous Behaviors Foundation
Founded in 2006
ABOUT THE DB FOUNDATION
Our mission is to establish and implement awareness and educational programs regarding dangerous adolescent behaviors to parents,
schools, law enforcement, Health Care Professionals and children for the purpose of injury prevention and risk reduction. This will
be achieved through changing legislation, providing seminars, school assemblies, community presentations, a website presence, an availability
to the media and a quarterly newsletter and providing, free of charge, educational materials such as brochures to those seeking this
The DB Foundation (originally The Dylan Blake Foundation) was founded by Kate Leonardi in January of 2006 focusing on
education and awareness of risky teen behaviors. Kate was stunned to learn of one risky behavior she wasn't aware of, the Choking
Game, after her 11 year old son, Dylan, passed away in October 2005. In the years since, DBF has become a nationally recognized organization
with dozens of involved volunteers and a very active Board of Directors. We have been quoted in The New York Times (pg 1 Feb 2007)
and The US Centers for Disease Control (MMWR Feb 2008), and cited as a statistical source for Choking Game data on NBC's TODAY show
(April 24, 2009) to name a few. We have been used as a resource to tens of thousands of parents, school districts and medical personnel
seeking information, direction and Dangers of the Choking Game Presentations in their efforts to prevent a tragedy.
The DB Foundation
operates on a 'community based and community driven' philosophy. As a community, we each bring to the table our own personal, often
tragic, experience and knowledge. It is each one of these voices, coming together creating our passion and united front as we gain
ground on reaching other communities for the sake of education and preventative measures against dangerous adolescent behaviors. Not
a single voice is ever turned away from wishing to help join our forces.
History of The DB Foundation
All content © Copyright 2006 - 2011 The DB Foundation, Inc.
Logo and 'Choking Game Awareness' are trademarks of The DB Foundation,
The DB Foundation, Inc
PO BOX 351787
Palm Coast, FL 32135
Choking Game Info
What Can You Do?
Schools & Groups
Registration of your child
Helpful Grief Books
Online support group