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Morning sun lights up a large banner held by a woman at the start of the first annual "Walla Walla Walks Against Drunk Driving" 1-mile walk and 5k run Saturday, September 8, 2012. Organized by Alvaro Lamprea, the walk is designed to promote awareness of the impacts of drunk driving.

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Walking the walk

“Walla Walla Walks Against Drunk Driving” organizer Alvaro Lamprea walked with a group of other participants along Alder Street on Saturday morning during the inaugural event to promote awareness of the impacts from drunken driving. Lamprea was struck by a drunken driver when assisting another motorist on a highway and lost his left leg from the knee down. After years of recovery Lamprea now walks with a prosthetic leg and organized this event to help others.

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