Like to walk for a good cause?
Here’s one coming up this Saturday, June 28th:
Walk Like MADD , supported by MADD Pacific Northwest (aka Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), will hold its first 5K walk at Tukwilaâ€™s beautiful Interurban Trail , with ceremonies beginning at 9:00 am and the walk itself at 9:30 am.
To register and/or invite friends, go to www.walklikemadd.org .
Walk Like MADD , MADDâ€™s signature walk, is a fun, community-driven 5K walk that raises funds and saves lives. Every step taken and pledge made will help raise funds and awareness for MADDâ€™s programs and services that will serve to make our communities safer.
Register and find out more information by going to www.walklikemadd.org , then choose Seattle, WA from the menu of city locations.
You have many choices on how youâ€™d like to register:
- Become a walker: You do not wish to participate as a team, just by yourself.
- Donate to a walker: You simply want to make a donation to a Walk Like MADD  walker.
- Form a team: Create a new team not already formed. A team equals you and at least one other person and has no maximum limit.
- Join an existing team: Become a part of a team already formed.
- Event Donation: You simply want to make a donation to Walk Like MADD .
How the Walk Helps:
- MADD supports WA communities with monies raised through Walk Like MADD . Support programs help victims cope with their tragedy and loss of a loved one at no charge.
- MADD provides legal support to victims as they go through the judicial process.
- MADD provides equipment to local police to better detect and arrest drunk drivers (e.g. preliminary breath testers, passive alcohol sensors, in-vehicle video cameras, signs, lights and cones for setting up sobriety checkpoints).
- MADD is actively working with state and local legislators to adopt tougher laws against drunk driving and closing the loopholes in many existing laws (e.g. .08 BAC limits, administrative license revocation, vehicle immobilization for repeat offenders, graduated driver licensing for youth).
- MADD implements educational programs to deter youth alcohol use among elementary, middle school, high school, and college students.