Mothers Against Drunk Driving to host Walk Like MADD 5k

The Pennsylvania affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Williamsport area volunteers will host its signature Walk Like MADD non-competitive 5K fundraising walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Williamsport Recreational Center.

The Williamsport Walk Like MADD will bring together the community, victims, survivors and local MADD volunteers to remember those we have lost, injured, emotionally devastated by impaired driving tragedies and those who have been victims to damage caused by impaired drivers. Walk Like MADD is an opportunity to rally together to realize you are not alone and to add your voice that we are not satisfied with progress.

“We walk to finish the job that was started by a grieving mother in 1980. Now in our 37th year, MADD has saved more than 300,000 lives and has served more than 300,000 victims,” said Malcolm Friend, state program manager. “Walk Like MADD will raise mission-critical funds to help save lives in our community.”

This year’s walk also coincides with a recent major update in Pennsylvania DUI legislation advocated by MADD with the collective advocacy efforts of many. Act 33 (2016) provides an interlock law for first time DUI offenders in Pennsylvania. The Ignition Interlock Device (IID) has prevented 78,000 drunk driving attempts in Pennsylvania already.

The Williamsport Walk Like MADD presented by Crossroads Counselling Inc, with additional support from Range Resources and Woodlands Bank, encourages every day citizens who have been impacted by the actions of an impaired driver, know of someone impacted by an impaired driver, and those who have had to repair damages caused by an impaired driver — together we demand No More Victims and invite you to rally with us on Saturday morning, October 14th at the South Williamsport Recreational Area.

For more information, to donate or to register, visit www.walklikemadd.org/williamsport.

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