April 24, 2007
MADD Canada reaches out to impaired driving victims during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week
Oakville, Ontario – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada says that it is reaching out further to promote its support initiatives across Canada during the country’s National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, April 22-28, 2007.
MADD Canada’s annual Victims Weekend conference will be held this week in Vancouver, including a national Candlelight Vigil ceremony for the families and friends of loved ones killed or seriously injured in an impaired driving crash.
“We want to ensure families who have been impacted by impaired driving know there are services available,” says Wanda Kristensen, National Director of Programs. “We don’t want victims to despair that there is no hand to hold, whether it be in the immediate aftermath of a crash, with medical or judicial issues, or with support through the grieving process.”
MADD Canada has produced magnets featuring its logo and contact information and the message “Victims are our #1 priority”, to be distributed through police offices, hospitals, medical buildings and provincial health departments.
For more information on MADD resources, visit MADD Canada or tall 1-800-665-6233.