MADD Walk 2008

Walk Like MADD 2008 Recap

We wanted to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to each of the over 135 people who “participated” in the “Walk Like MADD” event on September 27th in Long Beach. “Whitney’s All Stars” were sparkling like crazy! We were very touched by the diverse support.

Thanks to each of you who walked!
Thanks to each of you who donated!
Thanks to each of you who walked and donated!
Thanks to each of you who cheered us on from afar!

As you know, the purpose of the walk was to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. This year we really tried to reach out to the high schools and involve more teenagers. And, there were a lot of teenagers walking with us.

After the MADD ceremony, we talked to our walkers and tried to relay the horrors of drunk driving—not just for the victim, but for the victim’s family and for the individual who chose to drive drunk. We hope this conversation was meaningful for those in attendance. It is all about making responsible decisions. If we can spare even one family the horror we have experienced, then it will be worth all our efforts!

In addition to increasing awareness, Whitney’s All Stars also raised $6300 in donations. All of this money will be used by MADD in their community education efforts.   Thank you for making this possible—it means a lot to us.


Marlene and Steve