Survivors of Drunk Driving Crashes, Families and Friends of Victims Raise $83K
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2019) — Roughly 430 people donated and or attended the SoCal Walk Like MADD fundraiser Saturday at Rosie’s Dog Beach and together raised roughly $83,000 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The annual fundraising event supports survivors and victims of drunk driving here in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
The top fundraising team this year was Team Noah whose members raised $39,110. The top fundraiser was Marc Benardout who rasied $7,879 for MADD. His son, Noah Benardout, 24, of Sherman Oaks, was he was here today. Noah was struck and killed on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District back on August 1st, 2019. The young man was standing on the sidewalk about to cross the road when a drunk driver sped through the busy intersection and struck a vehicle that spun around and hit Noah.
Babes Against Drunk Driving raised $3,283, Due North $1,606 and Team VIP $1,577.
Our law firm, Johnson Attorneys Group, was one of the many sponsors of this year’s Walk Like MADD. Other sponsors this year included Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, AAA, State Farm, Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price, Newport Beach Police Association, Duque Law Firm, Santa Monica Police Officers Association, KTLA, Stonefire Grill, Mama’s Restaurant, The Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort, Open Sesame restaurant.
“I can’t think of any greater cause than helping innocent victims of drunk drivers,” said Attorney James Johnson. “We bring awareness to this horrible crime in hopes that an end to drunk driving will be in our future and that no one else is hurt.”
Aiden Fernandez, 7, of Team Fernandez, was winner of the Johnson Attorneys Group skateboard raffle today.
About Johnson Attorneys Group
Attorney James Johnson founded Johnson Attorneys Group (JAG) more than a decade ago with the intention to help people. Over the years, Mr. Johnson has handled hundreds of cases involving DUI victims as well as family members who have lost loved ones in collisions with drunken drivers. The personal injury law firm began its annual sponsorship of MADD in 2014. For legal help or questions, contact JAG at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.