The third annual Walk Like MADD/MADD Dash on Sunday, September 15th was a huge success. This year registered participants nearly double to 480. Total funds raised for the event went above and beyond MADD’s $50,000 goal to $56,800! The walk took place at Magnuson Park, its first year after moving from the Seattle Center.
Team Adler Giersch, PS led by attorney Arthur D. Leritz had a total of 21 registered walkers (including children and dogs) and raised $2,360.00 to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Mr. Leritz is also on the Advisory Board for MADD and participated in its pre-walk reception with MADD National President, Jan Withers, on Friday, September 15th.
By walking we hope to raise awareness of not only drunk driving, but underage drunk driving and those adults who allow kids to drink. Adler Giersch encourages others to walk, run, speak out, write editorials, and talk to neighbors and to continue to be heard in all ways possible to stop drunk driving and underage drinking!
MADD was founded in 1980 to “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving.” Since its beginning MADD has save 300,000 (and counting) lives to date and have broadened their mission “to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.”