MADD Brings Together Los Angeles. Creating Hope for the Future

MADD Brings Together Los Angeles. Creating Hope for the Future

MADD Brings Together Los Angeles Area Residents by

Honoring the Past, Creating Hope for the Future

Candlelight Vigil

Saturday August 17, 2013


–In 2011, 774 People in California Died in Drunk Driving Crashes–


WHAT:                 Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Los Angeles / Venturacordially invites you to attend the 2013 Victim/Survivor Tribute Honoring the Past, Creating Hope forthe Future Candlelight Vigil.While fostering hope,the Annual Candlelight Vigil provides victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes the opportunity to honor their loved ones taken from them by the violent crime of drunk driving.  The evening is one of remembering and honoring victims while renewing the pledge to fight against this violent crime and reduce the number of victims and survivors.We encourage all family, friends, neighbors and community members to come out and support this event.

WHEN:                 Saturday, August 17, 2013

7:00pm – 7:30pm              Arrival

7:30pm – 8:10pm              Candlelight Vigil


Belmont Plaza Pool

4000 E. Olympic Plaza

Long Beach, CA 90803

Vigil by E. Ocean Blvd. & Granada Ave. on the beach

Free metered parking after 6pm


VISUALS:             Poem by renowned author Genie Davis, musical performance by local recording artistNicole Lexi Davis, prayer by Pastor Janet Carter from Abundant New Life Ministries, victim speakers, butterfly release, candle and luminaries lighting at sunset, families and friends joining together in remembering loved ones on a beach setting overlooking the ocean.


ABOUT MADD:  Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving®

(MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage

drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk

Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk

with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents® to reduce the risk of

underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also

supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every

eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.


CONTACT:           Patricia Rillera, Executive Director, MADD Los Angeles / Ventura

(310) 215-2905Office

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