By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ
Although it’s been a year since Nora Lisa Saucedo – a 1993 graduate of San Benito High School and victim of domestic violence – was killed, her memory lives on in her mother’s attempt to honor her by raising awareness about domestic violence.
Daisy Ratliff, Nora’s mother, said her daughter was killed on May 23, 2012. The grieving mother, however, decided to take action in hopes of financially assisting other families affected by such losses by organizing the “Remembering Nora Walk-A-Thon.”
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 8, at the Heavin Resaca Trail in San Benito. Registration is $10 per walker, $20 per runner and $40 for groups of five.
“I’ve never been to a walk-a-thon; I’ve never done one, but I want to do it with my family and friends and the community to help raise awareness about domestic violence,” Ratliff said on Wednesday.
While Ratliff initially decided that the Walk-A-Thon would not be an annual event, she’s not ruling out the possibility.
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