Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) is sponsoring its annual three mile walk on Saturday, April 24th. It will start at the Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas at 8:30 a.m. and will be a fun way to raise money for this great cause.
Also, students at KD Studio, an acting school in Dallas, are performing in an original multi-media production called “Beyond the Shock – Working Through Tragedy” that they wrote to help them deal with the death of two of their classmates nearly killed in a wreck caused by a drunk driver and to raise public awareness of this critical problem. The performances are on April 15-17 and April 22-24. Call 214-638-0484 for ticket information. All proceeds are being donated to MADD.
I believe strongly in what MADD is doing to combat drunk driving.
I am also a big believer in the value of physical exercise and just got back from the Victory Against Violence 5K in Fort Worth, which I helped sponsor, to cheer for the children from the school I adopted, Rufino Mendoza Elementary.
To support both causes, if you are walking or would like to attend the performance, please call my office and I will contribute to your fund rasing for MADD or pay for your ticket to the show .
It is horrifying that 1,269 people were killed in Texas in alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2008, with 245 dying here in North Texas.
At a press conference today, Dallas Police Chief David Kunklesaid that people who drink and drive are a major risk to other motorists. “For most of us, the greatest danger we face is from the DWI threat,” he said.