Thank you to everyone who came out on March 23rd to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving South Carolina for Walk Like MADD Columbia 2019 Presented by Yarborough Applegate and Uber. We had a wonderful turnout, which helped us to exceed our $35,000 goal for the year! In fact, we crossed the $44,000 mark for the first time. Thank you to everyone who donated and to the teams for working hard to reach your own personal goals!
You can check out the official pictures at our Google Photos page here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MrgH796F7VKiT4jZ7
We also can share that DUI enforcement took place in many part of the state that night in support of the Walk. There was enforcement, and many DUI arrests we were told about!, in York, Red Bank, Charleston and Berkeley Counties, and all over the lower part of the state in places like Hampton, Estill, Ridgeland, and Hardeeville.
The victim tribute at our 6th annual Columbia Walk saw the launch of “MADD SC Rocks” where rocks decorated with MADD’s messages or victims’ names were given out for people to take back to hide in their communities. We’re hoping those hiding rocks and finding rocks will post pictures to the MADD SC Rocks Facebook page so we can follow for months where these rocks go. Everyone seemed to love this idea, so we’re excited to see it continue.
We want to thank all our sponsors: Yarborough Applegate, Uber, Thompson Funeral Homes, BlueCross BlueShield, Auger and Auger Attorneys at Law, Aflac, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina, Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina, Stokes Trainor, Bamberg Family Practice, State Farm Agent Misty Stathos, LB Simmons Counseling, Metta Marine, AllSouth Federal Credit Union, Richland County Coroner’s Office, Grove Park Pharmacy, GrandSouth Bank, and Lexington One Community Coalition.
We also want to give a heartfelt thanks to all the individuals and groups who volunteered and made in-kind donations, including: SC Criminal Justice Academy, The Point 100.7 FM, Hg2 Emergency Lighting, Thompson Funeral Homes, Lexington Police Department Explorers, Trader Joe’s, Krispy Kreme, PepsiCo, Texas Roadhouse, Southeastern Chapter of the National Safety Council, Dutch Fork High School Beta Club, Brooklyn Express Pizza, McDonalds, Publix, Costco, East Bay Deli, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-Fil-A, Lowes Foods, The Signal, Papa Gios, Cicis, Insomnia Cookies, Fatz, SC Highway Patrol, SC Criminal Justice Hall of Fame, SC Law Enforcement Networks, SC Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Riverbanks Zoo, Melting Pot, Pelion Senior Center, Pine Ridge Senior Center, Chicken Salad Chick, and Heavenly Ice Cream