The second annual Sandy Hook 5K to benefit the Newtown Memorial Fund is being held today. Nearly 1,200 adults and 125 children participated in the race in Newtown; more than 100 others participated virtually in their own communities. Governor Dannel Malloy was among those who ran the race.
Race Director Katie Blake says they were able to raise $438,000 last year.
This year's theme is Love Runs Through.
The Newtown Memorial Fund was created to provide for the immediate needs of the 26 victim's families, the wounded and the 12 children in the two classrooms as well as others closely affected. A percent of the amount donated to the Newtown Memorial Fund will go directly to the chosen charities, scholarship funds, or foundations of the 26 families.