"The heart of MADD has always been - and will always be - the victim/survivors that we represent and serve," he added. "We believe that one of the best services that we can offer victims is to ensure that no more families face the devastating ripple effects of drunk driving. MADD's Campaign gives all families real hope for a future with no drunk driving."
Birch speaks at the Victim/Survivor Tribute on Thursday night that honors and celebrates the lives of those killed and injured due to drunk driving. The annual Tribute includes a slideshow featuring photographs of loved ones and is accompanied by music, poetry readings and inspirational messages.
Other conference highlights include:
- The 5th annual Media Awards Luncheon on Friday where MADD will
recognize excellence in journalism that advances its mission to stop
drunk driving, serve victims of this violent crime and prevent
- A mock Town Hall Meeting on Saturday morning will provide a glimpse
into the importance of the 21 Minimum Drinking Age Law.
- A demonstration of a typical DUI Trial that will include officer
testimony, the standardized field sobriety test, direct and cross
examinations, standards of proof, common drunk driving defenses and
- At Saturday night's annual President's Awards dinner, MADD leaders
will honor MADD activists and offices for their outstanding work to
advance MADD's lifesaving mission.
The 2007 MADD National Conference sponsors are Ford Motor Company and
the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). OVC helped to make it possible for
law enforcement nationwide to attend the conference and assisted with
MADD's victim/survivor tribute. Additionally, CDR Fundraising sponsored
break refreshments for conference participants. MADD's 5th Annual Media
Awards program is sponsored by Nationwide
|SOURCE Mothers Against Drunk Driving|
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