THOUSANDS OF WALKERS AND RUNNERS MADE STRIDES IN THE ONGOING FIGHT AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING DURING THE 11TH ANNUAL UKG WALK LIKE MADD & MADD DASH FORT LAUDERDALE 5K, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE SHERIFF’S FOUNDATION OF BROWARD COUNTY.
Runners and walkers participated in the in-person race on Sunday, April 24 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. The day’s festivities also included children’s activities, an awards ceremony, live musical performances, vendor booths, and educational booths. The event was attended by dignitaries including Walk Like MADD Fort Lauderdale Founder and Honorary Chairperson Heather Geronemus, Volunteer Chairperson Colonel Nichole Anderson, Undersheriff of Broward Sheriff’s Office, and Major Robert Chandler of Florida Highway Patrol.
Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 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, this event has raised over $3 million that stays in our community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Every dollar donated remains in South Florida to provide victim services and prevention education at no cost.
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“Despite the decrease in miles traveled during the pandemic, traffic fatalities continue to increase, and drunk driving is still the deadliest killer on our nation’s roadways, claiming more than 11,000 lives and injuring more than 350,000 innocent people each year. Thanks to the support from our sponsors, participants, and donors, we continue to work toward a future of no more victims,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office Colonel Nichole Anderson, Undersheriff.
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