Branford Walk Like MADD 2017

Join us on October 14, 2017

OCTOBER 14, 2017
8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 


Congratulations Dominick Ferrara Elementary School in East Haven on a wonderful walk to support MADD CT!!

Attention Kids!!!

Join us for a Kid's Fun Run at the Branford Walk.

There will be two runs, Ages 2-4 and Ages 5-8. All participants will recieve an award ribbon. Participation is FREE.

Kid's Fun Run will begin at 9:30 AM.

We walk to end drunk driving.

Will you take up the fight by joining us at Walk Like MADD?

WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways.

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

Rilla Dath - Co-Chair, Branford Walk Committee

Dennis Powers Sr. - Co-Chair, Branford Walk Committee

Why we walk.

Deanne Negri

On December 18, 2013, Deanne was returning from volunteering at a Christmas concert at the school where she teaches art. She was stopped at a stop sign when she heard the loudest sound she had ever heard and later woke up on the opposite side of the road. Deanne was hit from behind by a drunk driver leaving a Christmas party; he was on the way to pick up his children. The driver hit her car with such force that her Jeep Grand Cherokee spun around three times and snapped in half from underneath.

As a result of the crash, Deanne was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Her hearing was impacted to the point where she needed to be fit with hearing aids in both ears, and she suffers from severe tinnitus due to nerve damage. She has lost 85% of her field of vision and most of her peripheral vision and suffers from double vision. Deanne is now light sensitive and battles severe migraines on a daily basis, and her short term memory has been affected.

The driver in Deanne’s crash was given two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution. He only paid one quarter of the damages, and his probation has already ended. His life goes on unscathed, while Deanne continues to face difficulties daily due to the injuries she sustained by the drunk driver.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Connecticut is honored to dedicate the 2017 Branford Walk Like MADD to Deanne Negri and asks that you join the Negri family in creating a future of No More Victims.





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If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for the Branford Walk Like MADD, please e-mail us today!


Congratulations to our Team Challenge Winners!!

Monday 9/25- Amanda B

Wednesday 9/27- Roberta N, Brittany V, Amanda B

Monday 10/2- Amanda B, Brittany V

Wednesday 10/4- Amanda B, Kevin C

Friday 10/6- Team Rebels With A Cause








National Partners

2BG Driving School
AAA Northeast
Alpha Techs HVAC, LLC
Branford Dental Care
Country Paint & Hardware, Inc.
Dance Unlimited LLC
Dave & Busters
Donovan's Reef
DQ of North Branford
East Haven Police Union
J & E Auto Body
Joseph A. Conte Jewelers, Inc.
Knights of Columbus Rodrigo Council 44
Kohls Department Stores, Inc.
Mobeck-Guandalini Insurance
Pasta Cosi
Powers Ink
Sargent Assa Abloy
The Stone Agency
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation

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