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Annual Walk Like MADD 5k Fundraiser to be held Oct. 15 at Levy Event Plaza in Irving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) will host its annual Walk Like MADD® fundraiser. 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.

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 event will take place on Saturday, October 15, at Levy Event Plaza in Irving, TX (501 E Las Colinas Blvd).  Registration opens at 8: 00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

In 2021, 1,077 people in Texas were killed in drunk driving crashes (TxDOT), a 9% jump from the prior year. Drunk driving is the #1 cause of death on America’s roadways with over 300,000 injuries per year and 10,192 deaths in 2019.

A release by IPD invites Irivng residents to "come out and cheer on the Irving Police Department’s team, Criminal Justice League, as they walk for those who no longer can and alongside those who are learning to walk again. We want to bring awareness that impaired driving is 100% preventable."

The Law Enforcement Lane will feature a variety of vehicles and will also include a tribute area honoring those who cannot walk along side of us, MADD informational booth, Hospitality Area, Kid Zone, Teen Scene, Doggie Den, vendor booths and much more.

This is a family friendly event. $25 for adults to register and $20 for youth.

For more information visit walklikemadd.org/northtexas

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