Strides for Change Walk
It’s that time again—our 9th annual Strides for Change Walk is coming up on Saturday, June 8th and we invite you to join us. As you may know, this event is a 5K non-competitive walk and is an integral part of MADD Canada’s mission to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Every day, on average, four Canadians are killed and 175 more are injured in alcohol and drug related crashes. As always, every dollar raised from this event will remain in London to fund our local programs. This year, we will once again be walking through Springbank Gardens on Wonderland Road.
We also take this opportunity to remember our local victims of impaired driving. Victim families come out and walk in honour of their injured or lost loved ones. Last year, together with your help and that of our walkers, we raised over $18,000!
The registration for the walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. It will be followed by an official welcome and pre-walk warm-up. We invite you to visit the victim tribute area, Kid Zone, and other displays. The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. Afterwards, please join us for a barbeque lunch. Each walker will receive a free T-shirt and there will be prizes for top fundraisers.
You can participate in several different ways; by being a walker, by pledging a walker, as a general event sponsor, or by being a prize donor.
To review sponsorship opportunities please follow this link.
To register for the walk please follow this link
Access to pledging a walker is currently on the front page of the site.
The Reasons for Giving
The funds we raise help the Chapter in so many ways. For example, they allow us to maintain a visible presence in our community to help spread our message through targeted advertising campaigns.
We are able to assist the London Police by helping to purchase devices to assist in the fight against impaired driving. Most importantly, it allows us to provide support to local victims of impaired driving, by offering personal support, court accompaniment, assistance in understanding the Ontario court system and by sending victim families to the MADD Canada National Victims' Weekend and Candlelight Vigil. We are currently working on a roadside signage project that will see Campaign 911 signs posted at various entry points into the City of London.
Impaired driving remains the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada and we are working very hard to change that. We need your help.