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Westchester Walk Like MADD

In just a few weeks time in Oct. I will walk in Westchester with MADD to honor my parents life & death by a drunk driver. I am determined to see that this unimaginable horror & loss never impacts any of you.

I’m not going to sugar coat this ..2022 has been a devastating year for drunk driving fatalities and life altering injuries largely due to the impact of after effects of covid. We are at a 22 year HIGH in drunk driving crashes with a life altering crash every 45 minutes in the US.

I struggle with the loss of my parents because it was untimely, it was violent, and it was 100% preventable. They should be here sharing their lives with all of us.

Being on the frontlines as a working National Board Member for MADD & a spokesperson & advocate for MADD NY/NJ/PA I see & hear the devastation every day. That is why I am asking for your help to support me in my walk for my parents. We can & must do better!! Through the leadership & mission of MADD, I will continue to advocate for ALL OF YOU!! I wish I could rewind the clock and bring my parents back but I can’t. However through your support I can lend my voice with MADD to work with law enforcement to keep our streets safe, continue to work with our legislators both on the Hill & here in NY to advocate for stiffer penalties and to protect the rights of victims who have been traumatized again & again by our failing criminal justice system.

I ask for your help to stand by me so I can stand by all of you and we can work toward that day when this 100% preventable crime stops violently taking away the innocent lives of our very own loved ones.

With extreme gratitude & love to you all for your help. With your support I promise to work harder and smarter to make sure you never know the unimaginable that so many of us have had to face when we shouldn’t have to at all

https://www.walklikemadd.org/participant/Ericalinn

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