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Why We Walk…Ruth McCarthy

On October 13, 2000, Ruth McCarthy was on her way home from dinner with her husband, John, when a drunk driver drove his SUV into their car and split it in half. Ruth was killed instantly and John was critically injured. Ruth and John were a few days away from celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary when the McCarthy family ended up planning her funeral instead. Each crash, each death, each injury impacts not only the person in the crash, but family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more. Even those who haven’t been affected pay the $132 billion yearly price tag of drunk driving. But together we CAN eliminate drunk driving.

Join MADD us for the Hartford Walk Like MADD on May 6, 2017 at the xfinity Theatre to help ensure there are #NoMoreVictims!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this video possible:

– The McCarthy Family, specifically Greg, Jenn Kreske, Brandon, Eleanor

– James Bonetti, CT State Trooper

– Brian J. Foley, Deputy Chief Hartford Police Department

– Hartford Police Traffic Division

– Chris Chaplin, Operations Manager AMR Eastern CT

– I. Bradley Hoffman, Co-Chairman Hoffman Auto Group

– Cory Myers, Music Director/On-Air Personality iHeart Media

– Susan Lane, Director of PR & Community Outreach Hoffman Auto Group

– Janice Heggie Margolis, Executive Director MADD CT

– iHeart Media Communities

– xfinity theatre

– Dave & Busters


– Hartford Police

– Hoffman Auto Group

– Hoffman’s video production crew: Mike Musto, Kevin Frear and Ronnie Champagne