Lorena R. Rivera
In 2012, a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found San Antonio ranked No. 12 for the most binge drinkers.
Mostly individuals aged 18-24 admit to binge drinking or consuming on average nine drinks in one sitting.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, one of the largest alcohol victim services organizations in the U.S., is a nonprofit organization on a mission to prevent underage drinking and stop drunk driving.
MADD is hosting a 5K walk, timed run and festival, Walk Like MADD. This is the nonprofit’s signature event to raise funds for victims and awareness about the consequences and effects of driving drunk.
The 5K walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the AT&T Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m.
The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for youth and $35 for the timed run.
To register or for more information. go to www.walklikemadd.com.