Every single day in the United States, nearly 300,000 people get behind the wheel and drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, killing almost 10,000 victims annually. There are several organizations which work to increase awareness and support victims about this important issue in our communities, including Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Established in 1980, MADD has evolved into one of the most widely-supported and influential non-profit organizations in the US. Now in its 35th year, MADD continues its life-saving mission to eliminate drunk and impaired driving from our communities, giving support for victims and their families as well as sponsoring many preventative programs to encourage people to think before they get behind the wheel.
MAAD’s signature event, Walk Like MADD, celebrates a future without drunk driving and honors those lost or injured in crashes involving impaired drivers. Over 60 cities from around the country will participate and thousands of people will walk this year in cities throughout the U.S., including San Diego, which is one of the cities proudly participating in this worthy cause. This is your opportunity to do something about drunk and impaired driving in your community.
Walk Like MADD San Diego
Walk Like MADD San Diego will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at NTC Park. This 5K walk will help raise awareness and much-needed funding for MADD’s programs and services.
There are several ways in which you can participate in the Walk Like MADD San Diego event. You can register as a walker, or start your own team and invite your family and friends to join you. You can also get involved by being a team captain, corporate sponsor or volunteer. Don’t feel like walking? You can also organize a fundraiser by asking neighbors, co-workers and friends to donate to another walker or team. Here are the details:
San Diego Walk Like MADD Details
Where: NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: Starts on October 17, 2015 at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm
Check in: 7:00am to 8:30am
Donation Cutoff: December 31, 2015, 12:00pm
The Mission of MADD
MADD’s mission is “To end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking”. According to MADD, every two minutes in the U.S. a person is injured in an impaired driving crash. The number of deaths related to drunk driving has been cut IN HALF in the U.S. since MADD was founded.
For more information on San Diego Walk Like MADD and to register or donate, click here.
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