MADD SO AZ 2018 Candlelight Vigil
April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us in honoring, remembering, and supporting the victims and survivors of impaired driving crashes. To emphasize those values, the theme at this year’s vigil will be “Branching Out”. Instead of the usual picture signing, there will be two canvases. A volunteer is painting a tree onto the first canvas. During the event attendees will be able to choose a button and a place for it to be glued onto the tree. Attendees will be able to sign the second, blank canvas. After the vigil, both of these canvases will be displayed on the wall in the MADD SO AZ office.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one with them. Everyone that wants to will be able to share a few words during the MADD Mission Moment. Remembering why we are gathering and why we keep fighting. Mike Shaw, of KVOI, will invite survivors to speak as he emcees the event.
Light refreshments will be served at the event by our community partner, Circle K. Food has been donated by Texas Roadhouse. Additionally, you’ll be able to stop by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s table and say hello to the comfort dogs and their handlers. Furthermore, talk with the staff of Homicide Survivors about other support services offered in the community. Don’t forget to ask Tucson Clean & Beautiful about memorial trees!
Vigil Being Held During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)
The 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) begins on Sunday April 8 and ends on Saturday April 14. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) establishes victims’ rights week each year. OVC created the Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims theme for this year.