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Irvine Police Department Top Fund Raiser for “WALK Like MADD” Event


On Saturday May 7, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department walked 3.1 miles in Huntington Beach at the WALK Like MADD event.  This is the third year Irvine PD has supported this event. Lead by Records Supervisor Vycki Brito and Public Safety Assistant Nikki Lovenduski, Team Irvine led the Law Enforcement division for donations by raising $1898.50.  The team of 15 donned DARE T-shirts in a show of support for the prevention of senseless death and injury caused by Drunk Drivers.


Desiree Garcia, whose mother, Debbie Scannell, was killed in Irvine by a drunk driver, sent a letter of thanks to the Department for the support of this effort, and the support to her family after the tragic loss of her mother seven years ago.


The Orange County WALK Like MADD event reached 97% of their goal this year of $190, 000.  Next year’s event is scheduled for Saturday May 12, 2012.