In 2008, the signature fundraising event for Mothers Against Drunk Driving® launched with roughly 30 walks taking place that year. Immediately, we recognized that we had found a significant and important way to connect with victims and survivors. Just as importantly, it allows all of us as a community to take compassionate and healing steps forward to end these preventable crimes. Today, 10 years later, we have over 90 Walk Like MADD events across the county.
We have highlighted some of those that have been involved with Walk Like MADD for 10 or more years. Below, you can learn Why We Walk to create a future of No More Victims®.
Brian Bub shares how a co-workers death started his participation in Walk Like MADD. Click here to read why he continues to make an impact on his community.
In 1983, Josie DiStefano Palamino was killed by a drunk driver. Today, Linda Unfried, Founder of MADD Tampa, walks for her sister. Click here to read more.
In 2003, a drunk driver stole the life of Lisa Foster. Christy Staruk has made an incredible impact and has been walking for her sister since 2007. Click here to read more.
In 1983, a drunk driver took the life of Christopher Thater. Christopher was Diana's nephew and a staff member of MADD for 27 years. Click here to read Why She Walks.