MADD London & Area’s 19th annual Strides for Change 5k Walk/Run/Wheelchair Event
We are back to our in-person Strides for Change this year! Due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold this event in-person for the years 2020 and 2021. In 2022, we unfortunately were unable to host this event at all due to varying circumstances. Now in 2023, we are back to in-person and we plan to make this year’s walk bigger and better than ever before! Please join us on June 10th 2023 as we honour all victims and survivors of impaired driving.
This year’s walk will be held in the beautiful Springbank Gardens again. These scenic grounds offer a peaceful moment of reflection as we remember all the lives that have been lost and/or permanently affected by impaired driving.
In 2020, with the support of our corporate sponsors and virtual event participants, we raised more than $10,000! Even more impressive – over the previous eighteen years, our event has raised over $335,000. Donations raised from this event are used to support our mission here in London and the surrounding area. Join us to walk, run, wheelchair and remember.
Registration starts at 9am, followed by the official welcome and warm-up. The walk/run will begin at approximately 10am. Join us after for door prizes, prizes for top fundraisers, and a BBQ lunch.
Stay tuned to see this year’s sponsors!
About Strides for Change
Strides for Change is MADD Canada’s annual 5km walk/run/wheelchair event. This event supports our efforts to educate the public about the dangers of impaired driving and to help victims/survivors in their communities.
The campaign is also an opportunity to keep safe and sober driving top of mind during the spring and summer months when the rate of alcohol-related crashes are traditionally higher.
The Reasons for Giving
The funds we raise help the Chapter in so many ways. For example, they allow us to maintain a visible presence in our community to help spread our message through targeted advertising campaigns.
We are able to assist the London Police, as well as other surrounding Police Services, by helping to purchase devices to assist in the fight against impaired driving. Most importantly, it allows us to provide support to local victims of impaired driving, by offering personal support, court accompaniment, assistance in understanding the Ontario court system, and by sending victim families to the MADD Canada National Victims’ Weekend and Candlelight Vigil. We are currently working on another garden memorial project in the city that honours all victims and survivors of this preventable tragedy.
Impaired driving caused by alcohol and/or drugs remains one of the leading criminal causes of death in Canada and we are working very hard to change that. We need your help.
For more information on Strides for Change, how you can participate and tips on raising pledges, please visit the National Strides for Change web site.