Oakville, Ontario – Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada have announced the transportation company’s sponsorship of the annual Strides for Change events. The community walks for awareness of impaired driving are organized by local MADD Canada chapters across Canada every summer.
At least 25 Strides for Change events will be held from April through October, with the first on April 19 in Williams Lake, British Columbia and Renfrew, Ontario. All money raised on the walks support the mission of MADD Canada.
M-O has pledged a total of $75,000 for the next three years through the Graham Munro Charitable Foundation.
“The Strides for Change initiative raises awareness and gets a whole community involved in the fight against impaired driving,” said Margaret Miller, MADD Canada’s national president. “M-O’s involvement and support with this campaign will provide an opportunity to add more local events in the years to come and ensure our message to not drive impaired by alcohol and/or drugs will be delivered to more Canadians, more often. Our volunteers attempt to keep sober driving top-of-mind through the summer months, when we see far too many impaired driving incidents occur. The Strides for Change walkathon is very much community-based and it motivates local residents to help make a difference with their friends and neighbours. It is tremendous knowing M-O will be with us every step of the way.”