The 3rd Annual Walk Like MADD event will be held this Sunday, (Sept. 29) at the Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research, 5 Research Drive, in Greenville. Registration opens at 2 p.m. Pre-walk remarks will begin at 3 p.m. The noncompetitive walk begins at 3:30 p.m.
Victims, survivors and supporters will line up for this non-competitive 5K walk to remember lost loved ones, inspire change and commit to a nation with No More Victims.
South Carolina is among the worst states in the nation for drunk driving. Funds raised through Walk Like MADD help further MADD’s lifesaving mission and the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® which calls for high-visibility law enforcement, ignition interlocks or “in-car breathalyzers” for all convicted drunk drivers and support for the development of advanced technology to turn cars into the cure for drunk driving.
The following people will be in attendance:
- Helen Witty, MADD National President
- Margie Carosiello, serving as the Honor Family in memory of her son, Victor
- Leaders from R.L. Jordan Oil Company (HotSpot Convenience Stores), Presenting Sponsor, who will pick a raffle winner for a 2019 Ford Fiesta and make a sizable check donation from the raffle during the opening ceremony
- Steven Burritt, MADD South Carolina Executive Director
- Numerous other victims of drunk driving crashes
In 2017, 313 people in South Carolina were killed in drunk driving crashes. Nationwide, more than 10,000 lives were lost due to drunk driving and around 300,000 people were injured in drunk driving crashes. The event will include a victim memorial wall and memory boards, 313 red pinwheels to represent each annual drunk driving death, and large check presentation from HotSpot.
For more information visit www.walklikemadd.org/Greenville.