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Gather your friends and Walk Like MADD

Gather your friends, family and co-workers and Walk Like MADD on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Gather your friends, family and co-workers and Walk Like MADD on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

The 2.55 mile walk for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) begins at 9:30 a.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) at West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, and winds through picturesque West Hartford Center. Walk Like MADD is the perfect event for individuals and groups who are looking for a way to engage family and friends in life-affirming community service.

Every step taken and every dollar raised, supports MADD’s initiatives in Connecticut, including the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving which calls for ignition interlocks for all convicted 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.

The West Hartford Walk Like MADD will feature a Kids Zone, a MADD Marketplace, music, and lots of food donated by local restaurants.

Registering as a walker or to make a pledge is quick and easy. Just go to MADD’s website at http://www.walklikemadd.org/ and choose West Hartford, CT.

Drunk driving is the nation’s most frequently committed violent crime. In 2009, 99 people were killed in Connecticut in drunk driving crashes. Nationally, nearly 12,000 people were killed in crashes where the driver had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. MADD served 50,000 victims/survivors in 2010 and money raised at through Walk Like MADD helps to provide victim support services at no cost to the victim/survivors.

The West Hartford Walk Like MADD is sponsored by New Country Minis, Travelers, Blue Back Square/RONUS Properties, the Town of West Hartford, The Gap, RisCassi & Davis, PC, AMR Carmen Funeral Home, the West Hartford Police Union, Evelyn Fiille, and Kimberly Clark.

For more information about Walk Like MADD in West Hartford, call MADD at (203) 764-2566.

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Starfishgirl May 05, 2012 at 02:45 AM
MADD is such a pain in the butt. ;-)

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