This past Saturday was the first ever Walk Like MADD event in Boise, Idaho. More than 120 registered walkers, runners and dogs showed up to walk in support of MADD’s mission. The Boise Walk Like MADD event had a fundraising goal of $5,000, which they have already surpassed by raising more than $6,300 dollars—an impressive amount for an event put on by a group of volunteers.
More than a dozen of the Walk Like MADD events put on each year across the country are run entirely by volunteers who want to make an impact in the fight against drunk driving in their community. In Boise, it started with a group of three MADD volunteers who heard about the opportunity to organize a Walk Like MADD event. As word began to spread, the group began to grow and eventually eight people made up the first ever Boise Walk Like MADD committee—two drunk driving victims/survivors, another MADD volunteer, and five members of the Boise community who all wanted to make a difference for the victims and survivors and their families, as well as help make their community safe from drunk driving.
Thank you to the Boise Walk Like MADD volunteer committee, and the dozens of other MADD volunteers around the country for helping raise awareness and funds for MADD to help put an end to drunk driving through Walk Like MADD events.
Whatever your reason, if you are interested in putting on a Walk Like MADD event in your community, or just learning more about it, contact email@example.com.
*All photos provided by Marit Welker.