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MADD Broward County Hosted VIP Kick-Off Party for Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K

Updated: Feb 2, 2023



MADD Broward County celebrated a VIP kick-off party at BBX Capital in Fort Lauderdale for its 12th Annual UKG 2023 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County. Guests enjoyed light bites, mocktails, sweets by Hoffman’s Chocolates, and a unique opportunity to win exclusive prizes such as a Jason Taylor autographed football, an autographed Jimmy Butler Miami Heat jersey, a gift certificate to Rene Ruiz Collection and jewelry from Daoud’s Fine Jewelry. Money raised stays in the South Florida community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving.


Special guests included Walk Like MADD Fort Lauderdale Founder and Honorary Chairperson Heather Geronemus, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Indiana Miranda, and other local dignitaries.



“We are incredibly thankful for our sponsors, donors and volunteers that made our Kick-Off Party so meaningful and successful,” said Geronemus. “We continue to work toward our goal of no more victims and educate the community that drunk driving is a 100% preventable crime that we all have the power to end. We look forward to seeing the community’s continued support at the run/walk on April 30.”


The 12th Annual UKG 2023 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at SE 1st Avenue and Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event. Since it was established in 2011, this event has raised more than $3.5 million that stays in the South Florida community to save lives and support victims of drunk driving, making it the most successful grassroots fundraiser in the history of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This event is MADD Broward County’s annual signature fundraising event in support of its mission to end drunk driving. It takes place in over 90 cities in the U.S., including Fort Lauderdale.


Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor UKG; Presenting Sponsor Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County; Corporate Champion Sponsors Sheriff’s Office of Broward County, Florida Highway Patrol, Memorial Healthcare System, BBX Capital, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Durée & Company; Spotlight Sponsors Office Depot and Westway Towing; and MADD Milestone Sponsors Baptist Health and Brinkley Morgan.


To register for the 12th Annual UKG 2023 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.


Event sponsorships are available. Awards will be given for top fundraiser, top team (private and corporate), as well as overall and age-group awards for 5K finishers.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of MADD

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