The other day I notice an important event promoted on the North Carolina State HIghway Patrol's facebook page: Walk Like MADD!
On April 9, 2011, Walk Like MADD will kick off from the campus of NC State University. 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 (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 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.
MADD serves a victim of an alcohol-related wreck every ten minutes. Though that’s an impressive stat, every minute someone is injured in an alcohol-involved crash. Participation in Walk Like MADD will bolster an already successful program in fighting the epidemic of drunk driving in America.