Every day, the lives of women and girls are threatened by menstrual toxic shock syndrome (mTSS) due to tampon use and lack of education regarding the associated risks, dangers, signs, and symptoms of this serious and preventable illness.

Our mission is to make the world safer for our daughters, sisters, friends, and wives. Our foundation has been making a difference worldwide from speaking engagements and articles in international publications to working with legislators creating bills that change women's healthcare. We will not rest until women have been empowered with the necessary, life-saving educational materials to help prevent complications and needless deaths from mTSS.

The Maddy Massabni Foundation for Toxic Shock Awareness was founded in honor of Maddy Massabni, who died at the age of 19 from menstrual toxic shock syndrome on March 30, 2017. We have made it our lives' work to increase awareness of menstrual toxic shock syndrome (mTSS) through education and legislative advocacy to save lives.

Dawn Massabni

Dawn is the mother of Maddy and George Massabni. Dawn has made it her life's work to prevent another precious life lost to mTSS.

Dawn obtained her B.S. in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. As a procurement analyst for the Department of the Army, Dawn managed over 100 interns and developed several work training programs that are still used today.

Dawn has dedicated immeasurable volunteer hours over the past 20 years to community organizations including schools and youth programs.

George Massabni

George is Maddy's brother and best friend. 


George has his Master's and B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Tampa. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and is skilled in management, leadership, communications, writing, and research.


George has managed a local, growing, family-owned restaurant and coached a successful college lacrosse team. George has also volunteered with numerous local organizations, doing everything from working in the kitchen to coaching lacrosse for underprivileged youth. 



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