May 26, 2013 - MADD VIGIL REMEMBERS DRUNK-DRIVING VICTIMS [CALGARY, AB]


Roughly 4 Canadians are killed and 200 injured every day because of impaired driving, says MADD

The Calgary chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) held it's annual Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance Saturday night.

The gathering honours those killed or injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes. About 100 people came out to the vigil, including many who have recently lost loved ones.

"I come to support the other new families," said Tracy Franklin, who lost her daughter in 2003. "I know how they're feeling. They don't want their child's picture up there, they don't want to be here, they don't want to be a member of this club, so I'm here for them."

An average of four Canadians are killed and another 200 injured every day because of impaired driving, says MADD.

"I'm here for my daughter also but I know how tough it is, the first one, the first time you come here," Franklin said.

According to the group, drinking and driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada.

Source: CBC News Calgary


 

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