Here are the details of the MADD event sent to us by the Berkshire District Attorneys Office.

The 32nd annual Vigil of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pittsfield.

The annual candle lighting ceremony, organized by the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is to remember those who were killed in drunk driving crashes.

District Attorney Andrea Harrington will be speaking, candles will be lit for 53 Berkshire people who died in crashes, the Grace Tones vocalists will perform, and a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Drunk driving remains a leading cause of fatal motor vehicle crashes in the nation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nationally one person will die in a fatal drunk-driving crash every 48 minutes.

The Vigil of Remembrance has been held in Pittsfield every year since 1988.