Being traumatized by the devastating effects of drunk driving is so overwhelming that I often say there are no human words to describe the intensity of the suffering. Thankfully, there are special individuals who do not shy away from our pain and instead embrace us for as long as we need.
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Walk Like MADD is coming to Columbia!
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second Walk Like MADD event at the beautiful Saluda Shoals Park on Sunday, April 6th at 2:00pm.
A special note from our Walk Like MADD- Columbia Chair
This year I am dedicating myself to raising money and participating in the annual Walk Like MADD event in Columbia, SC. I am inviting you to consider your support of this worthy cause.
Although I knew of MADD, it wasn’t until a DUI changed my family forever that I became active in helping them reach their goals. For this walk, I have set a personal team goal of $1000 and a lofty event goal of $15,000. I feel strongly about this worthy cause and I hope that you will join me in supporting its vital mission, because 1 in 3 people will be impacted by a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Just after midnight, August 1, 2010, an underage drinker, driving 84 mph and running a red light killed my only grandson (19), my two step-grandsons (24 and 27) and my son-in-law (51). Two poor decisions: to drink
underage and to get behind the wheel; led to three widows, two children without fathers, two mothers whose only children were killed, a grieving grandmother, and sorrowful extended family. Our work cannot bring our loved ones back but we might be the voice one person hears when he or she considers driving under the influence or drinking under the age of 21.
Your gift today will help MADD provide prevention programs that address the issue of underage drinking, help save countless lives through the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving and support to victims of this 100% preventable crime.
Will you join my team, create your own or simply make a contribution to help keep our roadways safe?
To saved lives, Patricia
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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 with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And 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.