Broncos Cheerleaders Help MADD Colorado Kick Off Annual 5K Walk With Bowling Event

Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:00pm EDT

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LAKEWOOD, Colo.,  March 23, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MADD Colorado
kicked off its annual  Walk Like MADD  event during an afternoon of bowling to
"STRIKE out drunk driving" with some very special guests... the Denver Broncos
Cheerleaders! The cheerleaders were there to cheer on MADD supporters,
volunteers, and community partners as they bowled to raise awareness and funds
to keep  Colorado  communities safe. The kickoff bowling event was designed to
give Walk teams the opportunity to sign up their walkers and raise funds - all
while having fun as a team.  

"We're thrilled with the turnout today to kick off our  Walk Like MADD 
campaign," said  Fran Lanzer, MADD Colorado's  Walk Like MADD  Coordinator. "Our
community came together in a big way to show their support for MADD's mission,
and the funds raised will be put to good use saving lives, serving people and
making our roadways safer."

Walk Like MADD  is a community-driven 5K walk where every dollar raised supports
MADD's lifesaving programs and services. To register for the  DenverWalk Like
MADD  event or make a donation, please visit

The 2013 Denver  Walk Like MADD  is presented locally by the  Law Firm of Bachus
& Schanker, MADD Colorado's Statewide Sponsor, and  American Family Insurance.  

"Our many years representing people injured due to the negligence of others has
shown us, firsthand, the devastating effects drunk driving has on victims and
families," said  Darin Schanker, founding partner at the law firm of Bachus &
Schanker, LLC. "Through our contributions as a MADD Colorado's Statewide
Sponsor, we will continue to support the invaluable and essential programs and
victim services provided by MADD."

"American Family Insurance is proud to be a Local Presenting Sponsor for the 
ColoradoWalk Like MADD," added  David Carter, Sales Director for American Family
Insurance. "As an insurance company we've seen the devastating injuries and
trauma to victims and their families as a result of drunk driving crashes. This
sponsorship is our commitment to support MADD in its mission to make our
communities safer."  

The  DenverWalk Like MADD  is also sponsored locally by the  Law Firm of Bell &
Pollock,  King Soopers,  KOSI 101, and  NuBilt Restoration & Construction.

Since its founding in 1980, MADD has helped save more than 300,000 lives - but
thousands of people across the country continue to be killed and injured by this
violent crime. In 2011, 9,878 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every
53 minutes - and about 315,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving  
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against
Drunk DrivingĀ®  (MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to protect
families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and
drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every
eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.  Learn
more at  or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

SOURCE  Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado

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