First Annual Walk Like MADD Raises Over $5,000 - Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5th

First Annual Walk Like MADD Raises Over $5,000 - Scheduled for Saturday, October 5th

Olathe, Kansas – Walk Like MADD, the signature event of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), is Saturday, October 5th at Heritage Park in Olathe, Kansas. The 5k walk event is the first in the state of Kansas. Nationally, the walk raises funds and saves lives. "With this being the first annual Walk Like MADD in Kansas, we couldn't be prouder," stated 5K committee chairman and board member, Paige Ashley. "We are so pleased to have raised over $5,000 and to have 100 walkers registered."

Walk Like MADD in Olathe will open registration on Saturday 7:30am and the walk begins at 9am. Whether or not you have registered, MADD Kansas board members encourage you to attend.

According to information supplied by MADD, drunk driving is the nation's most frequently committed violent crime. In 2011, 108 people in Kansas were killed by drunk drivers. Nationally, MADD serves more than 50,000 victim/survivors and money raised through the Walk Like MADD helps provide victim support services at no cost to the victim/survivors.

MADD Kansas would like to thank Coventry Health Care for being the primary supporter of the 2013 Walk Like MADD Olathe event.

For more information about MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, visit www.madd.org/campaign.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents® to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Contact: Rachel Willis, MADD Email: rachwill@gmail.com Phone Number: (785) 250-1792

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