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Mom will honor daughter killed in wreck
MADD event Saturday in Johns Creek
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Forsyth County News

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Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the State Farm Headquarters, 11350 Johns Creek Parkway. The opening ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

A Forsyth County woman will honor the daughter she lost in a 2007 alcohol-related wreck by participating in an event to raise money for an organization aimed at stopping impaired driving

Jennifer Rao plans to be a part of Saturday’s Walk Like MADD event in Johns Creek.

Rao’s daughter, 10-year-old Kiran Rao, died 10 days after a pickup driven by a drunk driver collided with the the family’s Dodge Caravan at Hwy. 20 and Market Place Boulevard.

Jennifer Rao and her then 14-year-old son were also injured in the collision.

The driver, Gregory Wills, pleaded guilty in 2010 to homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. He received a two-year prison sentence.

Those interested in supporting Rao may join her team as a walker or donate by going online at The team is Shine on Kiran!

Donations will go to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, activities including the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

The program calls for high visibility law enforcement, mandatory interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders and advanced technology to prevent a drunk person from starting a car.