Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MADD hosts event to raise funds and awareness

The Connecticut Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is hosting an event this weekend to raise funds and awareness for its programs and services.
The event will be on Saturday, May 4, at West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m.

Register online at

According to its web site, MADD uses the money it raises in the following ways:

  • They offer support programs to help victims cope with their tragedy and loss of a loved one at no charge.
  • MADD provides legal support to victims as they go through the judicial process.
  • MADD provides equipment to local police to better detect and arrest drunk drivers, such as  preliminary breath testers, passive alcohol sensors, in-vehicle video cameras, signs, lights and cones for setting up sobriety checkpoints.
  • MADD actively works with state and local legislators to adopt tougher laws against drunk driving and close the loopholes in many existing laws.
  • MADD implements educational programs to limit access to alcohol among elementary, middle school, high school, and college students.

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