The Walk Like MADD is an annual event that brings our community together to honor the victims of those who tragically lost their lives in drunk driving collisions.
There are exhibits, tributes, and a 5K (three mile) walk/run to raise money and awareness to end our epidemic of DWI’s.
As a personal injury lawyer, I have to deal with the carnage caused by intoxicated and stoned drivers on a regular basis.
Texas leads the U.S. in the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving — even though we have twelve million fewer people than California.
And the Dallas Fort Worth area is one of the most unsafe places to drive in Texas.
Did you know that just last year, there were over 5,000 collisions caused by intoxicated drivers in the four largest counties in the Metroplex — or a whopping 14 a day?
Our streets must be made safer.
That’s why Mothers Against Drunk Driving is one of my favorite causes and why Berenson Injury Law is the presenting sponsor every year.
The Botanic Gardens down the street on University Drive will be a beautiful setting. And the forecast calls for clear skies, sunshine, and perfect temperatures.
You can create a team to achieve team fundraising goals or just to experience the event with your loved ones.
Let me know you registered to walk and I will match your registration fee with a donation to MADD.
MADD offers valuable free services to the victims and their families including medical and emotional support, a victim’s advocate, help with the court process, translators, a 24-hour help line, etc.
Participating in this walk is a great chance for your children and teenagers to learn more about drunk driving in a positive, uplifting environment.
Our lawmakers and elected officials, including the police officers and district attorneys who will attend, also take notice when thousands of people across the country demand change and an end to this violence.
For example, MADD officials testified before the state legislature in favor of our new ignition interlock law that was just enacted last year. This device prevents drunks from driving. It now must be installed in the vehicles of any one who has been convicted of DWI and wants to be granted an occupation drivers license. Long overdue!
By walking like MADD, you raise awareness and funds necessary to make a difference.
Invite your friends and family and join us
My goal is to see the end of drunk driving forever. Together, we can make that happen.
Please ask your family, neighbors, coworkers, church group, or school to join you at this unforgettable event.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning.