Local Boston relief run raises thousands for victims fund - Tucson News Now

Local Boston relief run raises thousands for victims fund

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Organizers of a run to help the Boston bombing victims say they raised $12,000.

Nearly 600 runners of all levels and all walks of life laced up Monday night to raise money for The One Fund.  The five mile run/walk event was hosted by Fleet Feet on the east side. 

The bombings in Boston hit close to home for those who work at Fleet Feet, as one of their own, Ginter Unwin, had run the marathon for the first time.

Fleet Feet sold commemorative shirts for $20 each for victim relief.  The shirts have the date of the attacks with the words "We Are Unstoppable." 

Hundreds of people gathered to raise money for victims in a community run at Udall Park.

Runners ran laps in honor of those who were killed and injured.

One woman ran for her friend, who is beginning a long road to recovery.

Amy Dowe and her family wore pictures of their friend Roseann Sdoi who had to have her leg amputated above the knee.

Amy says her friend is still receiving treatment for other injuries from shrapnel as well.

The two will be reuniting on Wednesday when Amy flies over to Boston.

And that's when Roseann is expected to finally leave the hospital.

"I cant get through a day without crying, so to be in front of her you want to try and hold it together, but I know I wont be able to; I just miss her so much," Dowe said.

Amy is trying to raise money to help her friend's recovery: www.gofundme.com/roseann

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