Annual walk held in Centennial Park to support MADD

(Courtesy: Tanya Read)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There was a good turnout Sunday for the 2017 Walk Like MADD event held at Centennial Park.

The event, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, aims to raise awareness about driving while intoxicated.

This year, a team from Portland, Tennessee, walked in remembrance of Nick Townsend, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver just before his high school graduation.

(Courtesy: Tanya Read)

It was a special day for Townsend’s family and friends as they walked with one of the recipients of Nick’s lungs.

Team Townsend raised nearly $3,000, taking home top honors for fundraising and the top law enforcement award for the second year in a row.

The woman responsible for Townsend’s death was sentenced to 16 years in prison earlier this year.