MADD holding candlelight vigil in May
KENSINGTON – Prince Edward Island's three Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapters are coming together in April to hold a candlelight vigil.
The event aims to honour the victims of drunk driving and the families and friends they've left behind.
As chapter service manager – Atlantic region for MADD, Susan Macaskill has attended countless vigils just like the one set for here. She said during a recent interview that she would encourage anyone who has been touched by drunk driving to attend.
Not only to remember those they've lost, said Macaskill, but for their own sakes as well.
“Part of the work we do is to raise awareness... but the other part is to support the victims of this violent crime,” she said.
“(Vigils likes this one) gives an opportunity for families... to honour and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives.
“They find it comforting, it aides in the bereavement process,” she said.
The event itself will be held May 14 at the Murray Christian Centre in Kensington. There will be handful of guest speakers, including national MADD representatives and Island community leaders.
MADD is asking anyone who would like to have the name of someone who has died as a result of impaired driving memorialized at the vigil, to contact them by April 30.
Anyone who is interested in doing so can contact Macaskill at 1-866-798-6233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.