'Superheroes' to the rescue for walk against drunk driving

A gang of superheroes gathered in Paradise this weekend to fight impaired driving.
Children came dressed as their favourite superheroes as part of MADD Avalon's annual Strides For Change walk. (Amy Stoodley/CBC)

A gang of superheroes gathered in Paradise this weekend to fight impaired driving.

Children and some parents donned costumes in support for Mothers Against Drunk Driving's annual Strides for Change walk, which took place Saturday at Octagon Pond in Paradise. 

"I'm walking around the pond [to] go against drunk drivers," said Lauren Clancy, 8,  who dressed up as Batgirl.

Asked what she would do if she actually had special powers, she replied, "To stop people from drinking and driving ... because or else they'll get killed."

Joining Superman, Wolverine and the Flash was a woman who called herself Mabel's Superhero. Her real name is Christine Care, who has long been active in MADD's Avalon chapter; her mother Mabel was killed by a drunk driver.

"We're Mom's voice," Care said.

"So we are here to raise awareness that loved ones are killed every day or injured every day in this country through impaired driving, and it is so 100 per cent preventable."

With files from Amy Stoodley