2009 DRIVE FOR LIFE WALK-A-THON
The Drive for Life Walk-A-Thon was created out of a mutual vision of two people who knew they had to do something to help reverse the alarming trend of teen driving fatalities. Join them on October 10, as they, and other Walk participants, continue to do good work to improve the world.
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Chastain Park 4505 Stella Dr.
Street: 4505 Stella Dr. Atlanta, GA
City/Town: Atlanta, GA
Who: Teens and Parents
WHAT IT IS…The Drive for Life Walk-A-Thon raises awareness that car accidents are the No. 1 cause of teen deaths in the country; and gives purpose to the loss experienced by families who have lost a teen because of a car accident. These families know that perhaps by raising awareness and through education this way other families may not have to go through what they are.
HOW IT GOT STARTED…The Walk is put on by It Won’t Happen To Me, which was founded by Bill Richardson and Lauren Winborne, based on their experience and reserach regarding teen driving fatalities. Bill and Lauren formed It Won’t Happen to Me as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation with the specific goal to reduce teen driving fatalities. This goal has expanded to changing the mind set of teens and their parents that tragedies like this can happen to anyone. So to meet these goals, and because these deaths are usually caused by inexperience and unsafe driving habits of our young drivers, IWHTM seeks to educate teens and their parents. The Walk is one of their educational events which now has established walks in Atlanta, Georgia and Greater Kansas City, Missouri.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE…Anyone who has lost a son or daughter in a car crash, and their families and friends, are welcome to participate in the 2009 Drive for Life Walk-A-Thon. If you would like your son or daughter represented along Memory Lane please feel free to email Bill.
All teens, parents of teens (especially those whose teens are preparing to start driving) are encouraged to participate in the Walk for a whole new perspective on the responsibility and the serious nature of teen driving.
POSSIBLE COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS…If you are a teen check with your school to see if they will give you community service credit for attending the Walk!
See you there!
And, remember…Feed Your Good Dog, so your good dog always wins!
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