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MADD Michigan Holds Genesee County Candlelight Vigil to Remember Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

— Annual opportunity for family and friends to honor loved ones affected by drunk driving —

WHAT: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Michigan will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope in Genesee County on Saturday, December 8th. It’s a time for family and friends to remember, in a special way, their loved ones who have been killed or injured by a drunk driver. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend and support the victims’ families.

The holiday season can be especially difficult for victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes, so MADD urges those individuals to come together and light a candle in honor of their loved one. In addition, those who want to have their loved ones name included in the program, or have a photo of their loved one included in the video shown during the vigil, can contact Travis Reece (248-528-1745 x2652 or travis.reece@madd.org) by November 30th.

The vigil is made possible with the assistance of MADD’s statewide sponsor, Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C.

As one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-800-323-6233. Learn more at www.madd.org/michigan.

WHO: Family and friends of victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes, along with community members who want to show their support.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012
WHERE: The First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc
6106 South Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc Township, MI 48439
WHY: Drunk driving is a 100 percent preventable crime, yet more than 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide each year, and another 345,000 are injured. And in Michigan, 259 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2010 (the most recent year for which there is data).
VISUALS: Photos of loved ones killed or injured in drunk driving crashes; candles lit in honor of those impacted by these crashes; and friends, family and community members coming together to support each other.
CONTACT: Travis Reece, 248-528-1745 ext.2652 or travis.reece@madd.org

Source: Press Release


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