For 41 years, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been the nation's largest organization working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. Since 2011 the group's South Florida chapters have organized hundreds of events to educate youth and parents.
In 2009, Heather Geronemus, MADD national chairwoman, lost her father after he was struck by a drunk driver in Brickell. Since then she has worked with MADD to educate families and organize events like the Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash.
This Sunday, April 25, the walk returns after taking a year off due to COVID. Those who have been affected by drunk driving and those who are there to offer support will meet up at Huizenga Park in Fort Lauderdale.
"I think that's one of the most important things, for people who are victims of drunk driving to see that the whole community rallies around them," she says.
To sign up for the event or learn more about MADD, you can click here.