Each year in the United States, more than 10,000 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. This amounts to about 28 people a day, or one person every 90 seconds, being killed from this preventable problem. It is these statistics that the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD, wishes to decrease to zero. Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, MADD is an organization whose goal is to eliminate drunk driving through its events and campaigns that are held in 60 cities across the U.S.
Funds raised through MADD’s events-Walk Like MADD, MADD Dash, and MADD campaigns-are used to make an impact in the following ways:
This year, Detroit will be hosting its signature fundraising event, Walk Like MADD, in an effort to inform Metro Detroit about the dangers of drunk driving and to make our community a safer place for all.
When: August 22nd, 2015
Where: The Detroit Zoo
For those that are interested in getting involved, there are numerous ways to do so. You can join in MADD’s fight against drunk driving by signing up to be a solo walker, creating and leading a team, or making a donation to the overall organization or to a specific person or team. If you are interested in the behind-the-scenes work of MADD, check out how it advocates for change or become a volunteer for the organization.
So far the Detroit Walk Like MADD event has raised $4,259.00, or 9% of their $50,000 goal. With just under 50 people signed up for the event as of now, itis a great time to consider getting involved in this opportunity to help the community! Visit the FAQ page for answers to common questions about the event.
Our lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. often represent victims of drunk driving and see firsthand the effects of these types of car accidents. We support MADD and its mission, and is proud to announce its partnership with MADD. Our attorneys are sponsoring Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) that will run on WXYZ Channel 7 and 97.1 The Ticket to help spread the word about this organization’s efforts and their signature fundraising event.
“Making our community a safer place is extremely important to our firm and we hope that our PSA’s will not only spread awareness about the event itself, but also deter people from drinking and getting behind the wheel.”
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