UPDATE, APRIL 5, 2019: Due to a rough weather forecast, Walk Like MADD has been moved indoors to Parks Fitness Center.
“Walk Like MADD” is Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s biggest fundraiser and the event returns to Kilgore April 6.
The fundraiser invites participants to a 5K walk supporting MADD’s work in East Texas. Organizers are inviting walkers, teams, volunteers, vendors and sponsors to participate.
The event will be held Saturday, April 6, starting at 9 a.m. Registration at the event will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 8:45 a.m. It will take place at Kilgore College in the courtyard next to the Randolph C. Watson Library.
Registration is also available online at www.WalkLikeMADD.com/greggcounty. Those who cannot attend but still wish to support MADD can visit the website to make a donation.
Teams who wish to participate will be given a space to set up their team tent after registration and vendors can also set up at the event with no fee.
Funds raised by the event will directly support MADD’s services in East Texas.
“The funds stay local,” said Melissa Granberry, Victim Services Specialist for MADD Northeast Texas. “They stay here in East Texas. They help us to maintain services to victims and families and to support education for kids and adults.”
MADD services include crisis intervention, bereavement services, victim support groups and educational programs about the dangers of drunk driving.
For more information, or for team or vendor registration, email melissa.granberry@MADD.org or call 903-534-6000.