For the 5th year in a row, community members gathered together at St. Vincent College of Latrobe, PA, for the TakeOff 5K/10K race that honors the memory of fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper Kenton Iwaniec. Trooper Iwaniec was killed in 2008 after a head-on collision with a drunk driver at the end of his shift.
Edgar Snyder & Associates is proud to sponsor and participate in this wonderful event. The TakeOff race serves not only as a memorial to Trooper Iwaniec and other victims of drunk driving accidents, but it also raises awareness in the community.
By stressing the importance of responsible decision making as an effective tool to reduce drinking and driving accidents, Trooper Kenton's family hopes to curb the number of DUI accidents that affect every community.
With the sun shining and the temperatures in the low-70s, the TakeOff race was a great success. Starting at 9:15, families and runners alike from around the area took to the course as either 5K, 10K, or 1-mile walk participants.
The top 3 male, female, and police officer participants received awards, as well as all of the kids who participated in the TakeOff race. It's a great event to get some exercise and spread the message to fight against drunk driving.
With the money raised from the TakeOff race registrations and sponsor donations, the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Foundation was able to purchase and provide state police with portable breathalyzers. A few members of our staff were available to present these DUI prevention tools to several law enforcement agencies.
Paul DeStefano, manager of our law firm's investigations department and a former police officer, had this to say: "The race brings strong awareness to the danger of DUIs and support for law enforcement and community groups to reduce accidents and injuries… the pain caused by DUI accidents to victims and families is clear."
Our law firm sees the devastating aftermath of drunk driving accidents. That's why we're committed to fighting against dangerous driving habits in our communities. Learn more about our efforts in our Giving Back section. Don't forget to take our Safe Driving Pledge. You will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
With your help, we can strive to prevent drunk or impaired driving. For more information about Trooper Kenton Iwaniec, visit trooperiwaniec.org.
If you're ever the victim of a drunk driving accident and someone else's poor decisions, our law firm can help. We're standing by 24/7, and it's always free to speak with our legal professionals.