A Walk of Inspiration

Posted: October 16, 2013 in Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, Walk Like MADD
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The second annual Nebraska Walk Like MADD took place this past Sunday. And for the second year we were lucky to have a beautiful day, a great turnout and a successful event. An event that is only successful because of you, the people that believe in the MADD mission and support the work MADD does in our state.

I think often times people believe events, like walks, should be labeled fundraising events. But, they couldn’t be more wrong. While our walk does help raise funds that help us continue our mission in the state, it is so much bigger than that. I like to think of it as inspiration event. Looking around on Sunday, inspiration is exactly what I saw.

Families, who came out not to mourn but to celebrate the lives of their loved ones taken by drunk driving. Friends, people who have been bonded by like tragedy, talking, laughing, healing. Volunteers, passionate about making a difference working hard to make the day. New faces, a community stepping out to say that they too believe that this crime has taken too many lives and it is time for it to end. All of these people, whether they realized it or not, were walking to inspire others.

This inspiration is why we will continue to walk year after year. Yes, this event is a fundraiser and yes, it helps MADD Nebraska be able to reach more people and support more victims, but no, that is not the biggest reason we walk. We walk because we are united, working together to inspire the world around us to change. We hope you will join us in carrying this inspiration throughout the year until we walk again.

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