Tallahassee, FL - Friends and Family of victims of drunk driving accidents gathered tonight to show their support with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Members of the Tallahassee and FSU police departments were also there.
They hoped to serve as reminders that alcohol related crashes can always be avoided by not getting behind the wheel.
Kristen Allen, MADD State Victim Services Manager, stated, "through these different type of events, vigils, and sobriety checkpoints, things like that, we want to be able to make sure that there's that extra motivation that will make people understand that drunk driving is 100 percent preventable."
In 2010, studies from MADD show 800 people were killed and 12,000 were injured in alcohol related accidents.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
WHAT: Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Healing
WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:30PM
WHERE: Los Robles Woman’s Clubhouse
1513 Cristobal Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303
WHO: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, (MADD) Leon County
WHY: Approximately 800 people were killed and 12,000 people injured in Florida in 2010 in alcohol-related traffic crashes.
MADD Candlelight Vigils are conducted to remember the victims killed and injured in drunk driving crashes. The purpose of the Vigils is to support victims, to alert the public about the reality of drunk driving and to express hope for a less violent future for all of us.
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.
# # #