17 Aug MADD Brings Together THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION Residents
One flame lights the way, Candlelight Vigil
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
— Traffic fatalities increased 2.4 percent from 3,102 in 2014 to 3,176 in 2015—
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Southern California Region, cordially invites you to attend the 2017 Victim/Survivor tribute Shine A Light For Healing, Candlelight Vigil. While fostering hope, the 2017 Victim/Survivor Tribute serves as a time of reflection to remember and honor those who have been killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. We encourage all family, friends, neighbors and community members to come out and support this event.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
6:00pm – 6:30pm Arrival
6:30pm – 7:30pm Candlelight Vigil
1 Granada Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803
Vigil by E. Ocean Blvd. & Granada Ave. on the beach
Free metered parking after 6pm
Poem by impaired driving victims Kerri Taylor and Charlene Granillo, musical performance by Emily LaSalle, and closing statement by Marion Escalante. The program will also include victim speakers, a dove release, candle lighting at sunset, and families and friends joining together to remember loved ones on a beach setting overlooking the water.
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 www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.
Patricia Rillera, Executive Director, MADD Southern California Region
(714) 838-6045 Office / email@example.com
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