Announcing Our Walk Like MADD & 5K Presenting Sponsor



FOR MORE INFORMATION: Lori Burke   .  [email protected]  .  239.791.7560

Fort Myers, FL | April 23, 2018: Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Southwest Florida (MADD SWFL) is pleased to announce Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz P.A. as the presenting sponsor of the third annual Walk Like MADD and 5K to be held on September 29, 2018.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz Partner Christopher Smith states, “We are thrilled to partner with MADD and serve as the presenting sponsor of the Walk Like MADD and 5K. MADD does vital work in our community to help prevent drunk driving and to give support to victims affected by drunk drivers.  The fund raising done in anticipation of the walk and 5k event funds much of that work so we want to help spread word of the event in the community and do our part by donating.  As your local Southwest Florida Personal Injury law firm, we, like MADD, work every day to fight for those injured or victimized by drunk driving so it only makes sense that we team up with MADD.”

This annual awareness and fundraising event features a one-mile walk and five-kilometer USATF certified run ending on home plate at jetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers.  After the walk and run, the event has family and pet friendly activities as well as music and food from local celebrity chefs and restaurants.  Registration fees and other contributions directly benefit victims and survivors of drunk, drugged and substance-impaired driving crashes as well as funds MADD SWFL’s free informational programs.

Established in 2013, MADD SWFL provides free programs to over 15,000 people annually in the Southwest Florida community through its underage drinking prevention initiatives, its campaign to eliminate drunk driving, tie one on for safety campaign and DUI offender education.  In addition, the local MADD chapter supports law enforcement hosting an annual law enforcement recognition program and free DUI training benefiting over 300 local law enforcement professionals.  Most importantly, MADD SWFL supports victims and survivors of drunk, drugged and substance-impaired driving crashes; providing over 1,500 free services annually and facilitating grief and community groups as well as a tribute event.

About Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz P.A.

Since 1962, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz has been your local Personal Injury law firm.  The firm provides quality, personalized legal representation for all types of personal injury claims including auto accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice and fall down accidents.  Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz has offices throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte and Lehigh Acres.  For legal questions or help the attorneys can be reached 24 hours a day at 239-500-HURT or at

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by creating a future of NO MORE VICTIMSTM. MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every ten minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.



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