SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

June 01, 2015 13:00 ET

REMINDER/Make Strides to End Impaired Driving at MADD Canada's 5 KM Walk/Run

Now in Its Third Year, the Greater Toronto Area MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change Event Is Making Exciting Strides Itself as It Welcomes PIA Law as Title Sponsor and Andria Case of CTV News Toronto as Master of Ceremonies

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - June 01, 2015) - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents are invited to lace up their running shoes and join the fight against impaired driving at MADD Canada's 3rdannual signature walk/run, the MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change event.

The MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change walk/run is held in communities across Canada. The family-oriented event offers lots of fun and activities while also supporting MADD Canada's efforts to stop impaired driving, a crime that claims between 1,250 and 1,500 lives and causes close to 64,000 injuries each year.

The GTA event features a 1 or 5 km walk and a 5 km run, along with tons of prizes, food and activities. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the Balloon Pop game, and anyone who likes to travel will be interested in the big ticket auction items from West Jet and VIA Rail.

Registration is limited so sign up today at http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=11533 and start raising pledges. Every pledge helps us keep our roads safer and supports victims of impaired driving crashes. Pre-event registration is $40 per person, and event-day registration is $45. Everyone pre-registered for the event will receive a gift bag and fashionable race shirt.

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Location: JC Saddington Park, 53 Lake Street, Mississauga (Port Credit)
Schedule of Events: Sign-in opens at 7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Warm-up - 8:45 a.m.
Runners' Start - 9:00 a.m. / Walkers' Start - 9:08 a.m.
Post Run/Walk Celebration with food, refreshments and prizes - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Media are also welcome to attend the event.

The 3rd annual GTA MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change is the biggest and most exciting one yet. This year marks the first year of events for PIA Law, which signed on as Title Sponsor of the national Strides for Change program in the fall of 2014. In addition to its financial support, PIA Law is helping to raise awareness of Strides for Change, and the problem of impaired driving, through a series of radio ads.

Also new this year, MADD Canada is excited to welcome Andria Case, anchor and reporter for CTV News Toronto, as the Master of Ceremonies for the GTA MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Changeevent. Ms. Case, who joined CTV News Toronto in 1997 as a general assignment reporter, continues to report from the streets of Toronto, shares weekend anchor desk duties and has become the organization's 'go-to' Arts and Entertainment Reporter. Her involvement helps raise the profile of the GTA MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change event and will be a big thrill for participants and volunteers on event day.

In addition to PIA Law, MADD Canada wishes to recognize and thank our Presenting Sponsor Alcohol Countermeasure Systems and our Official Sponsor Allstate Insurance Company of Canada for their generous support.

About MADD Canada
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads. For more information, visit www.madd.ca.

About PIA Law
PIA Law is comprised of three of Canada's top ranked personal injury law firms: McLeish Orlando, Oatley Vigmond and Thomson, Rogers. United by a commitment to delivering unparalleled legal representation, and an inherent belief that clients deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion, the firms recognized that by working together they could help make the overwhelming process of finding the right personal injury lawyer a little bit easier. To learn more, visit www.pialaw.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Deb Kelly
    MADD Canada Communications Manager
    1-800-665-6233, ext. 240
    dkelly@madd.ca

    Kira Thomson
    PIA Law Communications
    647-234-9930
    kira.thomson@pialaw.ca