London’s 16th annual Strides for Change Walk/Run/Wheelchair Event will be held on June 13th, 2020.
With the support of our corporate sponsors and walker/runners last year we raised more than $24,000! Even more impressive–over the previous fourteen years our walk has raised over $287,000. Donations raised from this event are used to support our mission here in London and surrounding area. Join us to walk, run, and remember.
Join us on June 13th at 9:00 a.m. at Springbank Gardens on Wonderland Road!
About Strides for Change
Strides for Change is MADD Canada’s annual walk/run. This 5 km walk/run 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 the #1 criminal cause 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.