MADD Georgia Announces Location, Date, and Registration for Atlanta Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash
Honor loved ones, inspire change and commit to end drunk driving
ATLANTA (March 17, 2015)– The Georgia Affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) will host its 11th annual Walk Like MADD™ and MADD Dash fundraising walk/run at Kennesaw State University on September 26, 2015. Registration is ongoing at www.walklikemadd/atlanta for the 5K event at the PGA Tour Superstore in Kennesaw to raise funds and rally support for MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.
“We encourage families, running groups and youth sport programs to lace up their sneakers and join us to walk, run or jog,” said Barry Martin, Executive Director. “With everyone’s help, we will end drunk driving for good.”
Registration is now open for youth participants (ages 5-18), adults (19 and over), and furry friends. Youth fees are $10 to walk and $15 to run. Adult fees are $20 to walk and $30 to run. Dogs are $10. Individuals, corporations and other community groups are encouraged to form teams and asked to assist with fundraising.
There are three ways to participate in Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash:
- Register to walk or run as an individual, form a team, or join a team.
- Sign up as a virtual walker and raise money online.
- Give a one-time donation to Walk Like MADD.
Please visit www.walklikemadd.org/atlanta to register, donate or get more information.
Why We Walk
In 2013, 297 people in Georgia were killed in drunk driving crashes. Nationwide, more than 10,000 lives were lost due to drunk driving and more than 350,000 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes. Survivors, colleagues, families, and friends gather and join in Walk like MADD for these main components:
Remember: We walk for those who no longer can and alongside those who are learning to walk again.
Inspire: We walk empowered even when we feel powerless, as survivors when we have been victimized, and with purpose when we have lost our way.
Commit: We walk with supporters who share our vision of eliminating drunk driving.
Funds raised through Walk Like MADD help further MADD’s lifesaving mission and the nationwide 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.
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by creating a future of NO MORE VICTIMSTM. MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every ten minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end drunk driving through increased law enforcement, all offender ignition interlock laws and advanced vehicle technology. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol, using Power of Parents®’ proven approach to reduce underage drinking. Learn more by visiting MADD’s new website at madd.org or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.