MADD—Mothers Against Drunk Driving—serves a victim of an alcohol-related wreck every ten minutes. Though that’s an impressive statistic, every minute someone suffers serious personal injury in an drunk driving car crash.
According to MADD’s website:
- Last year, 10,839 people died in drunk-driving crashes—one every 50 minutes.
- One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
- Teen alcohol use kills about 6,000 people each year—more than all illegal drugs combined.
- Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and one out of three of those crashes is alcohol related.
Participation in Walk Like MADD will bolster an already successful program in fighting the problem of drunk driving in America.
On April 9, 2011, Walk Like MADD will kick off from the campus of NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Opening Ceremony for the event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., and the 5k walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
The event is a major fundraiser for MADD, America’s largest nonprofit that works to end drunk driving, prevent underage drinking and be there for victims and family members who have been affected by the consequences of drinking and driving.
Registration for an individual adult costs $20 and you can choose to commit to an additional fundraising goal if you’d like. With the registration fee, you get a Walk Like MADD t-shirt to wear during the event and take home.
Walkers can also choose to form a team to work towards a fundraising goal. You can join with your coworkers, congregation, friends or family to raise funds for this powerful organization.