Calling Everyone to Walk Like MADD to Eliminate Drunk Driving
121 People Killed in CT Due to Drunk Driving
Walk Like MADD, the signature walk of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is a fun, community-driven 5K event that raises funds and saves lives. Every step taken and every dollar raised supports MADD’s initiatives in CT, including the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving which calls for ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers; sobriety checkpoints and/or saturation patrols; community support; and the development and exploration of advanced technologies that will one day make a vehicle inoperable by a drunk driver.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Walk Registration begins at 8:30 am
Walk begins at 10:00 am
Branford Town Hall
1019 Main Street, Branford, CT
Drunk driving is the nation’s most frequently committed violent crime. In 2010 121 people were killed in Connecticut in drunk driving crashes. Nationally, 10,228 people were killed in crashes where the driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
MADD served 60,000 victims/survivors in 2010 and money raised through Walk Like MADD helps to provide victim support services at no cost to victim/survivors.
Parent and kid’s area, face painting, music, food and more.
Those interested in participating, or becoming a virtual walker can log on to www.walklikemadd.org.MADD launched its Campaign in 2006 and currently 15 states require or highly incentivize interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. Founded in 1980, MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. MADD is a 501c (3) non-profit, grassroots organization with approximately 400 affiliates and 2 million members and supports nationwide.