On March 5, we got a taste of that excitement at the Ultimate Software kickoff party for the WALK Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K, coming up on May 4. That evening, we enjoyed food, mocktails by LaCroix Water, a silent auction and a raffle, plus lots of connecting and networking, as teams prepped for the big event.
This year, MADD Broward & Palm Beach has a goal to raise more money than ever to increase awareness of drunk driving. With less than two months to go, leading the charge is Event Chair Heather Geronemus, whose father’s life was taken by a drunk driver in 2009. Heather’s team has raised the most money to date, but she hopes everyone involved will beat or match her lead, so no one ever has to endure what her family did with the needless loss of its beloved family member.
It’s hard to believe an issue so serious and sobering can be tied to events that are so full of life. Running/walking a 5K in South Florida means watching the sky turn brilliant shades of pink and blue, as you share the experience with team members and friends. It means exercising early in the morning, so you can celebrate the rest of the day reveling in your accomplishment. And it means making your community a bit safer, more neighborly and more responsible for everyone.
Join us! There’s still time to register, raise money and start training …
What: WALK Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K
When: May 4, 2014; 7:30 a.m.
Where: Huizenga Park, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The race will take place along Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk.