Baltimore citizens to walk like MADD

May 4, 2013 by  

Baltimore area residents will soon be stepping out to show their support for a worthy cause asthe ‘Walk Like MADD’ 5k fundraiser will be taking place in the city. Poster printing is likely in higher demand as the organizers of this annual event work to spread word of it to the community.

The walk is part of a national movement under the direction of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a non-profit organization that aims to educate the public about the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Proceeds from the Baltimore event will benefit Marylanders who have survived alcohol-related crashes and are in need of specialized rehabilitative services or counseling.

Baltimore hosted its first Walk Like MADD march in 2007. Thus far, the Maryland chapter of MADD has raised more than $600,000 through this event.

Individuals of all ages are invited to participate in the walk. There will be no cost to attend, although donations are highly encouraged. Many participants have formed teams that have already collected thousands of dollars for the MADD cause. Those who cannot physically take part in the 5K are welcome to volunteer at the event or make monetary contributions online.

The walk will begin at 9:45 am on Saturday, May 11. Check-ins and in-person registrations will start at 8:30 am, and then a brief opening ceremony will kick off the day at 9:30 am.

Participants will meet at Federal Hill Park (800 Battery Avenue). Those seeking more information may call (410) 964-5757.