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WALK like MADD to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Community, Charity & Cause, Press Releases

Long Island 5K Walk Helps Create Safer Roadways by Asking Participants to Help Eliminate Drunk Driving

Farmingdale, NY - May 7, 2014 - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Long Island will host its 8th Annual Walk Like MADD 5K, a non-competitive fundraising walk in Farmingdale on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, and will raise funds and rally support for MADD’s mission to eliminate drunk driving. The event will be attended by local dignitaries, law enforcement officials, members of the MADD National Staff, event sponsors, and hundreds of victims, survivors and their families participating in the walk. One of the families at the walk, forming Team Glen Ciano, is participating in honor of Officer Glen Ciano. Glen, a Suffolk County Police Officer of 22 years, was killed in 2009 by a drunk driver while assisting another officer on duty. “We walk in memory of those who have passed, in honor of those who have survived and to help prevent tragedies in the future,” said Ciano’s daughter.
 
Funds raised help further MADD’s life-saving mission on Long Island. There’s something for everyone at Walk Like MADD: The Garden of Awareness Memorial to honor victims of drunk driving, information on MADD services, support & programs, food & entertainment for all, and more. MADD Long Island is grateful to its many corporate sponsors who helped make this event possible, including GEICO, Live Nation, Nationwide Insurance, NY Auto Giant, Estee Lauder, Stop DWI Nassau County, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Farrell Fritz, Dave & Buster’s and Connoisseur Media Long Island.
 
“Working together we can accomplish our goal; and with the support of the community at Walk Like MADD, each step brings us closer to eliminating drunk driving,” said Tara Spohrer, Walk Manager at MADD Long Island.
 
How to get involved: Visit walklikemadd.org/longisland
1. Register to walk or form a team 
2. Unable to make the walk? Sign up to raise money as a virtual walker, anywhere and anytime 
3. Make an online donation to the event 
 
MADD Long Island is located in Huntington Station. Since 1982, the organization continues its mission to eliminate drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. For additional information about MADD Long Island or to receive free victim services, visit LongIslandMADD.org or call (631) 547-6233.
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