‘Walk Like MADD’ to honor people killed, injured by drunk drivers

By Caroline Underwood….
According to national statistics, 10,839 people were killed last year in drunk-driving crashes, or one life lost every 50 minutes.

The 2012 Walk Like MADD fundraiser is a community- wide initiative that not only pays tribute to victims and survivors of drunk driving, but educates the public about preventing future tragedies.

Taking place in Pinecrest’s Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124 St., on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 3-6 p.m., this will be the second year for the fundraising event and it will offer activities, games, rides for teens and children, musical performances, a variety of vendors focused on Valentine’s Day and a selection of delectable foods.

Participants, required to register in advance, will walk the track at Evelyn Greer Park either as individuals or in teams to put a spotlight on this pivotal cause.

Proceeds benefit MADD. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), a not-for-profit grass roots organization that aids victims and families of victims of drunk driving and increases public awareness about the violent crime.

On hand for the event will be Miami-Dade MADD chair Milton Fonseca and executive director Janet Mondshein, as well as DUI victims and community supporters including Mayor Cindy Lerner and Police Chief John Hohensee. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for people under 21 and free for children five and under.

Registrants will receive a tee shirt and access to rides, games and activities. For information, call 305-273-3744 or go to <www.walklikemadd.org/miami>.

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1 Comment on "‘Walk Like MADD’ to honor people killed, injured by drunk drivers"

  1. great cause and a great article. I hope to be there.

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