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

LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 22, 2014 /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 cheered on MADD supporters, volunteers, and community partners as they bowled to raise awareness and funds to keep Colorado communities safe. The kickoff bowling event offered an opportunity for MADD Colorado to reengage past participants and allowed current Walk teams the opportunity to sign up their Walk team members and begin raising 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 State Executive Director. "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 Denver Walk Like MADD event or make a donation, please visit www.walklikemadd.org/denver.

The 2014 Denver Walk Like MADD is presented locally by the Law Firm of Bachus & Schanker, MADD Colorado's Statewide Sponsor, and American Family Insurance.

"We are excited to support Walk Like MADD as the Statewide Sponsor of MADD Colorado," says Darin L. Schanker, founding partner of Bachus & Schanker, LLC. "We see the devastating effects of drunk driving on victims and their families. Through our contributions and continued participation as MADD Colorado's Statewide Sponsor, we support the invaluable programs and victim services provided by MADD."

"American Family Insurance is proud to be a Local Presenting Sponsor for both the Denver and Colorado Springs Walk Like MADD events," added David Carter, Sales Director for American Family Insurance. "As an insurance company, we've seen the crushing 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."

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 2012, 10,322 people died in drunk driving crashes -- one every 51 minutes -- and about 345,000 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 Driving® (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 8.6 minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.  Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

SOURCE Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado

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