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'Walk Like MADD' Saturday marks 10 years of combatting impaired driving

Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 17:14:56-04

DENVER — A group will walk along Sloan's Lake on Saturday morning marking a decade of remembering, inspiring and committing to a future of no more victims from impaired driving.

"Walk Like MADD" Denver participants will join with thousands of people around the nation in a 5K event to eliminate drunk and drugged driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is organizing events around the country.

You can help MADD eliminate drunk driving by signing up for the Walk Like MADD event near you as a walker, team captain, or volunteer. You can even get involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team.

At checkout enter promotion code DENVER7 to receive $10 off registration.

Click here to register.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4. The opening ceremony will be at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will meet at Sloan's Lake Park near the intersection of 17th Ave. and Utica St.

Below are facts shared from MADD about the impacts of impaired driving in Colorado:

  • According to CDOT, 240 people were killed in drunk and drugged driving crashes on Colorado roads in 2017. (Source: CDOT Fatal Crash Data)
  • In 2016, drunk driving took the lives of 161 people on Colorado roads. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
  • On average, two in three people in the US will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
  • Every day in America, another 29 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) 

You can find more statistics online here.