Walk Like MADD’s 10th Anniversary

Walk Like MADD’s 10th anniversary Brings Community Together to Remember Loved Ones, Inspire Change and Commit to End Drunk Driving

MADD Southeast Texas-Beaumont hosts its annual signature fundraising event

WHAT: Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) in Beaumont will host a 5K walk in honor of MADD National’s 10th annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser. Victims, survivors and supporters will line up for this non-competitive 5K walk to remember lost loved ones, inspire change and commit to a nation with No More Victims®.

WHEN: April 7, 2018

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Pre-walk remarks begin at 9 a.m.

Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Lumberton High School

103 S LHS Dr. Lumberton, TX 77657

WHO: The following people will be in attendance:

· John McNamee, Regional Executive Director of MADD Southeast Texas

· Beverly Paris, the mother of a victim of a drunk driving crash

· Law Enforcement and first responders

WHY: In 2016, 10,779 people in Texas were killed in drunk driving crashes. Nationwide, 10,000 lives were lost due to drunk driving and another 290,000 people were injured in drunk driving crashes. Walk Like MADD gives victims and survivors a safe place to remember their loved ones, and help raise mission-critical funds to help save lives and serve victims in the Southeast Texas area.

Funds raised through Walk Like MADD help further MADD’s lifesaving mission and the 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.

VISUALS: Ignition interlock demonstrations, kid’s area, face painting, Law Enforcement, music, food, signing of Campaign pledge, and more!

For more information visit walklikemadd.org/Beaumont

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