Yes, you can fight while you walk. You can fight drunk driving, which takes some 10,000 lives each year. You fight by helping to raise funds for programs that prevent drunk driving.
You walk by … well, by walking.
It’s happening in Charlotte, North Carolina this Saturday, November 11, 2017. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is staging the Charlotte Walk Like MADD in gorgeous Freedom Park.
All you need to do is register – online or at the event – and join the people who have come together to end drunk driving in North Carolina. You can join a team, or create one, and get friends and colleagues to sponsor you.
The funds go to support MADD’s efforts: first, fighting drunk driving by promoting more effective legislation (ignition interlocks, checkpoints, child safety laws, and other measures) and second, helping the victims of drunk driving crashes, who face a great deal of pain and adversity.
Veterans Honored, Victims Remembered
Teams with veterans participating will be given a special shout-out before the start of the event. All participants will also receive American flags to carry as they walk.
Expect to see signs reminding us of those who were lost or injured because of the actions of drunk drivers. It’s for these people that MADD has worked tirelessly since 1980 on behalf of those who share the road.
Music and Fun
A Walk Like MADD is not a solemn occasion – it’s great fun, a chance to enjoy a walk in a beautiful spot, see old friends and make some new ones, and do something positive for society while you’re at it.
T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Music and fresh are free to all. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a peaceful morning walk in the park – while you fight the good fight against drunk driving. Check the MADD site for more details.
Charlotte Walk Like MADD 2017
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Where: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC
Check-in: 9:00am – 9:45am
Event: 10:00am – 12:00pm