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Baton Rouge citizens, leaders, come together to 'Walk Like MADD'

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Victims, supporters, and local leaders joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving for the organization's annual Walk Like MADD event.

The organization says that the event goes to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. MADD says that, on average, one in three people will be impacted by a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.

Four rows of shoes were displayed to represent the lives lost due to drunk driving.

"I think it's been a wonderful response," says Katie Houeswright, the MADD National Field Director. "In this audience, there's a lot of pain, but there's also a lot of hope, and I think that the people that are here today only hope that other families don't have to go through what they've been through."

The event ended with a balloon release, with each balloon representing victims of drunk driving.

WAFB's own Cheryl Mercedes was the Master of Ceremonies for the walk.

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