Walk Like MADD was held in Fort Lauderdale on April 24, 2016, and a big part of the Steinger, Greene & Feiner team participated in the event. The team would like to thank each of the nearly 30 employees, and their children, who walked and helped to raise money for the cause. Not to be left out of the thank you’s is the anonymous donor who gave $500 on behalf of the team.
Because we had such a great time at the event and because Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a cause near and dear to our hearts, we wanted to use a bit of space on our site to talk about the event that is held in different locations throughout the country.
Walk Like MADD
Walk Like MADD is the biggest fundraising event for the organization that works tirelessly to bring awareness to drunk driving and raise the funds necessary to help eliminate it. In 2015, the event was held in more than 80 cities in the United States and tens of thousands of people participated. Combined, all of the walks raised about $3 million. This money allows MADD to continue to offer their programs and services for free.
It is known that, on average, two out of three people will be involved in some type of alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Every 2 minutes, a person is involved and injured in an alcohol-related crash. And every day, there are 28 people killed in one of these accidents.
When the group raises money, it is used for a variety of efforts. They include providing support to families following a drunk-driving crash, supporting local law enforcement, working with legislators, and supporting technology development that aims to prevent and eliminate drunk driving.
Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to the event, there are several questions that MADD frequently received. The following information is taken from their website.
1. Creating a Team
When a person registers, they are able to create a team by selecting the correct participant type.
2. Joining a Team
If your employer, friend or family member creates a team, you can join that team during the registration process under “Role.”
3. Registering Family
Once you have registered yourself, visit your fundraising portal. From there you can register any family member you like. You can also manage their account if you choose to do so.
4. Donating to a Participant
Visit the home page, find the participant’s name and click “Donate Now.”
5. Donating to a Team
Find the Walk the team is participating in first. Then click the “Donate Now” button.
You can find a list of upcoming walks by clicking here. If you would like to register or donate, simply click on the red link and follow the on-screen instructions.
We thoroughly enjoyed participating in this year’s event and encourage anyone reading this blog to do the same. If you cannot walk, consider donating. If you cannot donate, consider volunteering your time. Each small act adds up — nothing you can do is too small. Together, we may be able to see an end to drunk driving in our lifetimes.