"Walk With PADD®” is unified 2 mile walk, 5k run and PADD® Dash for kids with people of all ages to show the world we need to end distracted driving. “Walk With PADD®” is the signature walk for states around the country to participate together during April, which is Distracted Driving Month.
It is the signature fundraising event for PADD®, the nation’s quickest growing foundation working to end distracted driving and support the victims and families affected by this new epidemic.
Event Date: April 11th, 2015
Event Location: Washington Township Lake Park
Event Schedule: Registration: 8:00am, Opening Ceremonies: 10:00am, Walk/5k run: 10:30am
Fun, food, Wired 95 & XTU Country broadcasting live, NBC 10, Live music, first responders, car handling exhibition, raffles, other charities that help our children, families of victims of distracted driving and more!
To sign up as a Walker or virtual walker, go HERE
To sign up your school or team, go HERE
WHY WE WALK
We are walking this year in memory of Toni Donato-Bolis and her unborn bay, RJ, who were both killed by a distracted driver who crossed into their lane and ended both of their lives.. Each year we will honor another victim and their family.
This year, The Donato's death represents thousands of other families affected by distracted driving whose lives are changed forever. Toni was a young beautiful girl with a bright future, her whole life ahead of her, carrying her 9 month old unborn baby. Toni and RJ will always be the Danotos and Bolis' beautiful daughter and grandchild and they have so many wonderful memories. But we should be making new memories everyday instead of tears. Our goal is to walk, so you don’t have to live our nightmare. If you have ever sent a text, read and email, sent a tweet, read a map or know some type of distraction almost caused a crash, show your support so a tragedy like this doesn’t affect you. Our world, like thousands of other families affected by distracted driving was changed forever.
Read more about Toni and RJ and the wonderful foundation that was started in their memory, The Toni Danoto-Bolis and Baby RJ Foundation. They are doing a great job of educating and raising awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. We are proud to WALK for them this year. Click on their logo below to learn more about their wonderful charity.
Long after a crash, survivors still feel the impact. PADD Victim Services provides emotional support and assistance with medical and legal struggles that follow a distracted driving crash.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a distracted or inattentive driving crash, PADD is here to help. We have victim advocates nationwide who can help bereaved families and injured victims/survivors by:
- Providing emotional support
- Providing advocacy in the criminal and civil justice systems
- Accompanying victims/survivors to court
- Assisting in preparing a victim impact statement
- Referring victims/survivors to appropriate resources for additional help
- Offering support groups in many areas
- Connecting victims/survivors who share similar experiences
- Providing supportive materials on victimization topics
If you would like to help PADD in our National Campaign please contact us HERE
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