Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to “Walk Like MADD”

Friday, March 30, 2012

WHO:             Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and MADD Southside


WHAT:          Walk Like MADD – 5k Fundraising Event


WHEN:          Saturday, March 31, 2012; Registration at 8:30 a.m., Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.


WHERE:       Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 


WHY:             To raise funds and awareness for MADD's programs and services that will serve to keep the community safe and to honor victims of DUI-related tragedies


BACKGROUND: MADD Southside will host the second annual “Walk Like MADD,” a non-competitive 5k fundraising event. Over 25 members of the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office will join hundreds of registered participants, including teams from the U.S. Navy, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and Target Corporation.  Attendees include MADD National President Jan Withers and MADD CEO Debbie Weir.  The MADD Southside/Virginia State Police DUI simulator will be available for demonstration to the public.  A silent auction, victim services booth, pet booth, and numerous raffle prizes will be offered.  Walk Like MADD is pet-friendly, and free refreshments will be available for the entire family.  The Virginia Beach Walk Like MADD has generated over $27,600 in donations thus far.  Sponsors of this year’s walk include The Friends of Harvey Bryant, Towne Bank, Big Al’s Mufflers and Brakes, the law firm of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz, and Goodove, P.C., First Team Auto Group, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Stihl, Beach Engraving, the law firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer, and Balaban, P.C., and many other local businesses and restaurants.


Media are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information about Virginia Beach’s Walk Like MADD, visit or contact Kaye Walsh at (757) 434-0834.