MADD Chapter of Miami-Dade Festival Fundraiser 2/11/12

MADD Chapter of Miami-Dade Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Evelyn Greer Park
8200 SW 124th Street
Pinecrest, FL

Cost to register:
$20 for adults
$15 for youth under the age of 21
Free for children 5 and under
For more information or to register, visit www.walklikemadd.org/miami or call 305.273.3744.
*Registrants will receive a T-shirt and access to rides, games and activities. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for those who register later than January 9, 2012.

Community Invited to ‘Walk Like MADD’ in an Effort to Prevent Drunk Driving and Save Lives

Sponsored by Kendall Toyota and Lexus of Kendall, MADD’s second-annual festival and mini walk fundraiser for the Miami-Dade MADD affiliate will put a bigger spotlight on this critical cause

According to national statistics, 10,839 people were killed in 2010 in drunk-driving crashes…that’s one life lost every 50 minutes. In an effort to save lives and honor those who have been killed or injured, the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) affiliate of Miami-Dade County is inviting the community to partake in its second annual signature fundraiser, Walk Like MADD, a festival and mini walk for friends and families. Supported by presenting sponsors Lexus of Kendall and Kendall Toyota, the special event takes place Saturday, February 11, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at Evelyn Greer Park in the Village of Pinecrest.

“This community-wide initiative pays tribute to victims and survivors of drunk driving and educates the public about preventing future tragedies,” said Janet Mondshein, Executive Director of the MADD Miami-Dade Affiliate and event co-chair. “We want to generate more awareness about this violent crime and work collectively to stop it.”

The exciting fundraiser will welcome the attendance of local leaders, including Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner and Police Chief John Hohensee, law enforcement officers and members of the community. A tug-of-war between local police officers and firefighters will be conducted as well as jaws-of-life and police dog demonstrations. Walk Like MADD will also have music, games and rides for children and teens, a variety of vendors focused on Valentine’s Day and a selection of delectable foods. Participants, encouraged to register in advance, will walk the third of a mile track at Evelyn Greer Park in support of MADD’s mission and in honor and memory of loved ones.

MADD is a not-for-profit, grass roots organization that aids victims, and families of victims, of drunk driving and increases public awareness about this violent crime. MADD serves as a beacon in communities nationwide, offering free victim services and providing support to victims as they navigate the judicial process. Officials with MADD additionally work actively with state and local legislators to implement tougher laws against drunk driving and to close loopholes in existing laws. They have created research-based education programs for adults as well as awareness and prevention programs for youth.

Miami-Dade County MADD is located at 7700 N. Kendall Drive, Ste. 803, Miami, FL 33156. MADD National was formed in 1980. Miami-Dade County MADD was formed in 1983 by Diane Holmes whose 18-year old son was killed by a drunk driver. MADD is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization.

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