As a tribute to MADD’s 40th anniversary, the California State office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host its signature fundraising Walk Like MADD ceremony virtually on Saturday, October 10 beginning at 12:00 noon on Facebook/Instagram/YouTube @MADDCalifornia. MADD asks you to join these meaningful virtual events and take a stand with #OneMADDCalifornia. Funds raised will support the continuation of MADD California to provide underage drinking programs and services at no cost to victims and families of drunk and drugged driving.
Remember: We walk for those who no longer can and alongside those who are learning to walk again.
Inspire: We walk empowered even when we feel powerless, as survivors when we have been victimized, and with purpose when we have lost our way.
Commit: We walk with supporters who share our vision of No More Victims.
The timing for Walk Like MADD is significant because on August 11, an alleged drunk driver fatally struck a 35-week pregnant woman, Yesenia Aguilar, while taking an evening walk with her husband. Doctors were able to save and deliver the couple’s daughter, Adalyn Rose, by emergency C-section. According to DMV records, the drunk driver had prior DUI convictions. As a result of this crash, it heightens the need of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving to address the ripple effects of driving impaired.
Despite a nearly 50 % decline in drunk driving deaths since MADD was founded in 1980, more than 10,000 people are killed by drunk driving, and another 290,000 are injured in drunk driving crashes every year. In fact, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
There are other ways to participate in Walk Like MADD. Registration is $20.00 for youth, and $25.00 for adults.
Donate – Give to a virtual participant or a team to help them reach their fundraising goals.
Sponsor – Consider becoming an official event partner. We have a variety of packages, and every dollar goes towards making our community safer.
Please visit your local area to register, donate, or get more information. You can complete your 5k by walking or running in your own neighborhood, community and parks anytime from October 3-October 10. Walkers and runners should post videos and pictures of their 5k and tag @MADDCalifornia on Facebook or Instagram.
Register at WLM Tri-Counties: www.walklikemadd.org/ventura
If you have any donation items for the online auction please contact Staci Brown at Staci.Brown@madd.org.
The 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD for more information.