MADD Brings Together THE INLAND Empire for the “NIght of remembrance” Candlelight Vigil

MADD Brings Together THE INLAND Empire for the “NIght of remembrance” Candlelight Vigil

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

— According to the latest statistics, in 2017, 1,143 people were killed nationally

from 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Eve.

WHAT:                Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Inland Empire Region, cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Victim/Survivor tribute “Night of Remembrance.”  While fostering love, honor and hope, the 2018 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.

WHEN:                Saturday, December 8, 2018

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Arrival

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Candlelight Vigil 

WHERE:              Rancho Cucamonga Central Park

Mesa Courtyard

11200 Baseline Road, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 

VISUALS:            Poem by impaired driving victim Cassandra Wynne, musical performance by Victoria Karr, and hopeful remarks by Rialto Police Department Chaplain Gavin Berrie. The program will also include victim/survivor slideshow, candle lighting at sunset, a surprise visit from Santa who will disperse gifts donated by The California Highway Patrol – San Bernardino Division, families and friends joining together to remember loved ones in a lighted courtyard at the foothills of snowcapped mountains.

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 www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

CONTACT:           Patricia Rillera, Regional Executive Director, MADD Southern California

(714) 838-6199 ext. 6654 Office / pat.rillera@madd.org

 

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