The Lubbock chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its "Walk Like MADD 5k" Saturday as a way to raise money to provide victim support for 75 counties and to pay homage to the victims of drunk driving.
Dawn Bevan, a victims services specialist, said the event also served to bring other support services to light that victims or families may need in a crisis. She pointed out a long line of empty shoes set out on the street curb and said the display was a way to showcase how many people drunk driving affects.
"Over ten thousand people are killed every year by drunk driving crashes, and it's totally preventable," she said. "It's a good awareness event to remind people 'do not drink and drive. This is what happens, this is a real thing that does happen to people.'"
If you're interested in getting involved with MADD or would like to donate or get more information, you can see the Walk Like MADD website or the main MADD site. The local MADD office is at 2024 82nd St, St. 101.