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O’Laughlin Family Announces ‘Run for Kelli’ Fundraiser

The fundraiser will come just a year after the murder that shocked and grieved the Lyons Township community and will raise for Kelli O’Laughlin’s memorial fund.

As the Lyons Township community approaches one year of mourning Kelli O’Laughlin, the Indian Head Park teen slain in her home late last October, her family and the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Fund have announced a race event for November 11 to benefit the fund.

 “As we mark one year since Kelli’s passing, we have been inspired by her everlasting spirit,” said Kelli’s mother Brenda in a press release. “We strive to keep her zest for life alive in our own pursuits to make our communities a better place, one neighbor and one block at a time.”

The “Run for Kelli” event, a 5k run (three miles) on LT’s cross-country course, will be held Nov. 11 at Lyons Township High School South Campus in Western Springs, with four start times from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., each with up to 250 runners. A one-mile walk and a 50-yard dash for children will also be available.

Registration is $25 ($15 for the one-mile walk.) Electronic timing, prizes, T-shirts and stuffed bears will be provided to participants.

Interested runners can find more information about the event or register here.

Barb Kartzmark October 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM
This is so awesome! What a great way to keep the memory of Kelli alive. Thank you!

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