Teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year — more than all other illegal drugs combined. While this number is startling, it’s important for teens to know that even though it seems like everyone is drinking, research shows that three out of four high school students DON’T drink alcohol.
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Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America's roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk to their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It's Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. As one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Together, these programs ensure MADD achieves it's life-saving mission.
Save the date for our 3rd Annual 5K Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Event! Join us on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Park in Boise to support our life saving mission. The event brings families, friends, and co-workers together to honor those who have been impacted by impaired driving, supporting victims of this violent crime, and preventing underage drinking. Walk or Run along the scenic greenbelt to raise funds in support of victim services throughout Idaho and MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®. Whether you decide to walk, run, volunteer the day of the event, or stop by to show support and cheer on participants, MADD needs YOU! Visit the Youth Summer Safety Fair from 8am-2pm will have activities for all ages, with a kids 1mile fun run at 11am.
For more information, click here or visit www.walklikemadd.org/boise. Sign up today for the early bird discount & save $5 on registration!