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Don’t drink and drive! MADD In the past year, there have been seven alcohol related deaths in Elgin County. This is a significant increase, and supports the need for St. Thomas-Elgin M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

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awareness campaigns. On June 3, at Pinafore Park, the group had its 5th annual fundraising walk and second annual motorcycle ride to raise money to support its local efforts. “We try to keep educating the public about the damage of impaired driving and its consequences,” Cathy Gilchrist, a local director, said.

“The proceeds help support our presentations to local high schools which are well received, and they also support local victims.” The Red Ribbon Campaign, which runs from November to January 1, is Canada’s longest running and best-known public awareness campaign about the dangers of drinking and driving. It is a popular source

On June 3, participants walk five kilometers to support the local chapter of M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) at Pinafore Park in St. Thomas. (Photo by Brian Wilsdon)



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June 7, 2012 Issue  

News and views from in and around St.Thomas and area.