Walkers and Runners Stood Together Against Drunk Driving

From left to right: Tony Segreto, Mayor Jack Seiler,Heather Geronemus, Jim Robertson, and David Armstrong

More than 2,000 people of all ages and fitness levels bonded together in the ongoing fight against drunk driving during the 7th Annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving La Croix, South Florida Ford & Florida Panthers Foundation Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K. The event was sponsored by Ultimate Software & Salah Foundation, ADT and Allegiance Crane, among others.
More than $300,000 was raised this year, which will be used to help support local education and advocacy initiatives to reduce the nearly 10,000 drunk driving-related annual deaths and 290,000 drunk driving-related injuries that are 100 percent preventable.
In Florida in 2015, there were 797 drunk driving fatalities (.08 BAC or higher), representing 27 percent of all total traffic deaths. This figure represents a 14.8 percent increase from 2014. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
The next Annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K is scheduled for April 29, 2018 at Huizenga Plaza. Sponsorships are available www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

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