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MADD Candlelight Vigil – August 17, 2013

MADD® Brings Together Los Angeles Area Residents by
Honoring the Past, Creating Hope for the Future Candlelight Vigil

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

Mothers Against Drunk Driving® – Los Angeles / Ventura cordially invites you to attend the 2013 Victim/Survivor Tribute Honoring the Past, Creating Hope for the 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.

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

Poem read by renowned author Genie Davis, musical performance by local recording artist Nicole 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.

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

1 Comment

  • helenarellanes

    My Daughter Annette and my family will be at this event tonight. Annette was struck by a drunk driver on September 14, 2012 in the city of South Gate/Lynwood,CA, at Atlantic Ave and Pendleton Ave. In front of the McDonald and Starbucks. She Survived and has a Traumatic Brain Injury and had right side semi paralysis. Please attend this Event and meet Annette. Her will to live and humor will inspire you.

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