On Sunday, May 6th 2012, over 600 participants gathered in Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the third annual Walk Like MADD®. The Fort Lauderdale Walk is unique because along with the traditional, non-competitive 5K Walk, they have a corresponding 5K MADD Dash. Sponsored by Maroone and presented by Ultimate Software, the 5K walk and dash raised more than $84,000, surpassing their original goal by over $15,000!
Great fun was had by all the participants who spent the morning enjoying a wide variety of activities including a kids zone, vendor fair, live music and of course great food. Local law enforcement agencies supported the festivities with displays that included a seat belt convincer as well as having the bat mobile on hand for people to see. Each walker and runner were provided a goodie bag with many fun filled items supplied by sponsors to help them remember the event.
Over 80 volunteers helped to make this event a great success, and we could not have done it without all of their hard work and commitment to putting on a first class experience for our guests. A special thanks goes out to the Walk Committee Chairperson Heather Geronemus, who pulled the whole thing together for the second year in a row and insured the event’s success.
*All photos provided by Dan Rakofsky Photography