The family of an Astroworld Festival victim is launching a safety and risk management foundation in her honor.
The Pink Bows Foundation was recently created by the family of Madison Dubiski, a 23-year-old woman who lost her life at the Astroworld Festival last year. The foundation will offer financial contributions to programs that “support training, safety protocols and specialized plans via task forces specific to outdoor music festivals to help mitigate future tragedies and keep patrons safe.”
According to the mission statement, the foundation “promotes stronger safety protocols to be consistently implemented at entertainment venues while encouraging safe spaces and protecting attendees to prevent avoidable injuries or death.”
The Dubiski family chose the organization’s name from a movement that sparked in support of Madison’s family following her death.
“Following Madison’s passing,” the organization begins. “An organic outpouring of love and support began locally with the Pink Bows for Madison initiative. It quickly became a viral sensation and grew across the country and even spread internationally, whereby thousands of pink bows were placed around cities in her honor.”
The non-profit is not only donating funds to safety initiatives but is also funding scholarships for students interested in a career in risk management.
In addition, the foundation is collaborating with local and state authorities to establish laws to stop an event when deemed necessary. The proposed law is currently called “Maddie’s Law” or “Showstoppers.”
Madison was one of 10 people who died from a crowd surge at Travis Scotts’s annual festival. Soon after the tragedy, Travis received immense scrutiny for the lack of security and safety protocols.