an effort to spread awareness about the horrific consequences of impaired
driving, people lace up their running shoes and dash through Rapid City.
afternoon, more than 200 people ran and walked in the 20th annual MADD Dash.
run started in 1994 when Bob and Cathy Pfeiffer lost their daughter and her
fiancee when the vehicle they were driving in was struck by a drunk driver.
A number of participants shared their experiences from drinking and driving before the 3.2-mile trek from Storybook Island to Founders Park and back.
event co - insides with Power Talk 21, a nation-wide day where parents are
encouraged to talk to their kids about underage drinking.
of the dash hope to raise between $8,000 and $10,000.
supports us, MADD. Helps us to get the word out, helps us to do presentations
at schools, buy information, pamphlets, to get the word out to everybody— don't
drink and drive," said Connie Hobbs, a Pennington County MADD Volunteer.
The dash also is part of the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive. Organizers hope to raise more than 130 pounds of food.