OXFORD, N.Y. (WBNG) — A community of runners came out to raise money in honor of a local teenager who died earlier this year Saturday afternoon.
The “Amelia’s Voice 5K” honored 16-year-old Amelia Wakefield who was murdered in April.
Organizers say nearly 200 people showed up to the event, around double of what they were expecting.
According to organizers, over $6,000 was raised at the 5K. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go toward the Amelia Wakefield Scholarship Fund at Oxford Academy and the other 50 percent will toward a non-profit organization in Chenango County that helps victims of domestic violence.