Fed Up and Walking -- Drunk Driving
STATE - WALK LIKE MADD --- Saturday
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host 6th Annual Walk Like MADD Event -- Columbia community says No More Victims
MADD South Carolina is walking to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.
The chapter will host its 6th annual Walk Like MADD Columbia Presented by Yarborough Applegate and Uber with the goal of raising $35,000 to prevent drunk and drugged driving and help support victims’ families.
WHAT: Walk Like MADD participants will walk at the SC Criminal Justice Academy to raise money and awareness about driving under the influence. This walk is to honor and remember those lost to drunk and drugged driving. This year, MADD remembers 23-year-old Myles Holland who was leaving the Claflin University Homecoming game in 2017 when he was killed by a drunk driver. Walk Like MADD will end with a police “send-off” as they leave to conduct public safety checkpoints in the Midlands.
MADD South Carolina Executive Director Steven Burritt
Presenting sponsors Yarborough Applegate Law Firm and Uber
Myles Holland’s family and dozens of other victims
MADD’s National President Helen Witty
Event emcees Curtis Wilson and Keven Cohen
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019
5:00 to 8:15 pm
WHERE: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
5400 Broad River Rd, Columbia, S.C. 29212
Costumed superheroes will be taking pictures with victims and first responders (#HeroesWithHeroes) (5 to 6 pm)
MADD’s Victim Memorial Wall (5 to 6 pm)
Opening Ceremony (6 to 6:30 pm), including reading of the names of those being remembered
Law Enforcement Send-Off (8 to 8:15 pm)
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save nearly 380,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.