MADD Canada Press Release

Karen Holtby
St. ThomasElgin Chapter
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada
(519) 637-3333

June 5, 2011 –– Lace up your shoes and get ready to hit the roadway and trail at Pinafore Park in St. Thomas as the St. ThomasElgin Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving presents the Fifth Annual Strides for Change walkathon.

Held each year on the first Sunday in June, Strides for Change brings together victims, members of the public and volunteers with MADD to drive home the message that drinking and driving must come to an end. The event serves as a fundraiser for the local chapter and as a chance to educate people about impaired driving and its consequences.

“For years we’ve been telling people if you’re going to drink, don’t get behind the wheel and find another way home instead. But people still aren’t getting the message,” said Karen Holtby, president of St. ThomasElgin MADD. “With Strides for Change, we
hope more people will get that message, that they’ll come out and support us. And they’ll have a blast, too, while walking for a good cause.” The walk itself is 5 km in length, which includes multiple laps around Pinafore Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. while the walk itself kicks off at 10 a.m.

Pizza and pop will be served following the walk. Please invite your family and friends to come out and join us as. Together we can make a difference.

For more information or pledge sheets, contact or call Karen Holtby at 519-637-3333.

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