For the first time the University of Central Florida will play host to the Central Florida Walk Like MADD, the largest yearly fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The 2017 walk will take place at UCF’s Memory Mall Saturday, April 29. Registration will start at 5 p.m., and the event will start at 5:30 p.m.

The night of the walk, law enforcement from across Central Florida will participate in a DUI saturation patrol to get impaired drivers off the streets and support MADD’s efforts to save lives. Walk attendees will have the unique opportunity to witness the 8 p.m. law enforcement briefing that will kick off the patrol.

On average 27 people in America are killed each day by an impaired driver. That’s especially upsetting when the fact that drunk driving is 100 percent preventable is considered.

MADD’s efforts and events such as the walk help to raise community awareness about the very real impact driving under the influence can have on individuals, families and whole communities.

More information about the walk and how to register and donate is available at