Families, Friends and Co-Workers Walk to Save Lives and Serve People on October 13th, 2012
SEATTLE – The Washington State Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) will host its signature Walk Like MADD™ non-competitive 5K fundraising walk in Seattle on October 13th. The walk begins at 8:00am at Seattle Center’s Founders Court and will raise funds and rally support for MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.
Funds raised through Walk Like MADD™ help further MADD’s life-saving mission and the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®, which calls for high-visibility law enforcement, ignition interlocks or “in-car breathalyzers” for all convicted drunk drivers and support for the development of advanced technology to turn cars into the cure for drunk driving.
“We are excited to provide this opportunity for businesses, individuals, families and pets to directly support MADD.” said Amy Lea Ezzo, Washington State Program and Fund Development Manager. “With every step taken and dollar brought in, walkers help raise awareness and support for MADD’s life saving mission to keep our local families and communities safe.”
In Washington State, 42% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2010, 230 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes.
Registration is $20 for ages 21 and over; $15 for ages 5-21; $10 for dogs and children under 5 are free. It is a fun event for the whole family! Corporations and other groups are encouraged to form teams of 10 or more and are asked to raise $100 each through donations.
There are three ways to participate in Walk Like MADD™:
1) If you live in western Washington, you can register to walk as an individual or form a team.
2) If you are unable to attend the Seattle walk, you can sign up online to raise money as a virtual walker.
3) Or, you can give a one-time donation to Walk Like MADD™.