Kick-Off Party, UKG Walk Like MADD Ft Lauderdale 5K
April 28 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 amFree
MADD Southeast Florida is kicking off the 13th Annual UKG 2024 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County with a meaningful event on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at BBX Capital in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy light bites provided by Red Chair Catering, mocktails and a unique opportunity to win exclusive prizes such as beautiful jewelry from Daoud’s Fine Jewelry and more. Guests will also enjoy a performance by a poet from the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Bluapple Poetry Network. Money raised stays in the South Florida community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.
Special guests include Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Founder and Chairperson Heather Geronemus, MADD National President Tess Rowland, local dignitaries and more.
From 2019-2021, drunk driving deaths in the United States increased by 31 percent. This is a 100 percent preventable crime, and MADD’s goal is to see a future with no more victims.
The 13th Annual UKG 2024 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2024 starting at 7:30 a.m., at SE 1st Avenue and Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. More than 1,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event. Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised more than $3.7 million that stays in the South Florida community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
For more information about the 13th Annual UKG 2024 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County visit our website – see link below.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, 6–8 p.m.
Where: BBX Capital, 201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1900, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 | Parking will be validated for those that use the garage at 201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Why: To raise awareness and funds to stop drunk and drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.
How: To RSVP for the VIP Kick-Off Party, email Rachel.Stephens@madd.org.
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. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. In Southeast Florida, the organization’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $3.7 million since 2011. Under MADD Southeast Florida, hundreds of free events take place each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving in Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Counties. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.