The April 25 in-person/virtual race raised more than $215,000 to end drunk driving; with a cumulative total of over $2.7 million throughout 10 years to save lives in Broward County.
Nearly 1,000 walkers and runners made strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 10th Annual Salah Foundation and UKG presents the UBS Financial Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K brought to you by Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County and Memorial Healthcare System.
Whether they participated in the in-person, socially distanced race on April 25 at Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza, or virtually at a location of their choice between April 25–May 9, participants raised more than $215,000 this year. All event proceeds benefitted Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs, provided at no cost.
Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K is a community-driven 5K that raises awareness about drunk driving and underage drinking and unites community members around MADD’s mission.
Since it was established in 2011, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $2.7 million that stays in the South Florida community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of MADD. In the U.S., there are more than 10,000 drunk driving-related deaths and over 350,000 drunk driving-related injuries each year, all of which are 100% preventable.
For this year’s walk/run, all participants logged their miles using RaceJoy App. At the in-person race, MADD followed all CDC guidelines including social distancing and timed start waves.
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