Oakville, Ontario – Communities across Canada are invited to join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada in a series of “Strides for Change” walk-a-thons. The five-kilometre events raise funds and awareness and will be held in various locations from May through October.

“We’re inviting everyone to put on their walking shoes, put on some sunscreen and join us for Strides for Change,” said national president Margaret Miller. “This is a great way to bring people together in their communities for a fun-filled day while making a real difference in the fight to stop impaired driving.”

The first two events will be held Saturday, May 9 in Nipissing and Timmins, Ontario. Participants will enjoy a leisurely walk through local parks or trails, as well as other activities and attractions before and after the walk. Those who live in communities without walking events can become “virtual walkers” and make charitable donations in support. All funds raised are used to stop impaired driving and support victims of this violent crime.

The event is sponsored by Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited, which has made a three-year commitment of $75,000 through the Graham Munro Charitable Foundation.

For more information or to find events, visit StridesForChange.

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