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5K fundraiser to be held in honor of the legacy of Sierah Joughin

The 'Spirit of Sierah' Run/Walk has activities for the whole family.​

LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — Sierah Joughin was just 20 years old when she was murdered in 2016.

The nonprofit organization Justice for Sierah will be hosting a 5K fundraiser on Oct. 19 that celebrates her life and legacy. 

The Live, Laugh, Love Every Day 5K, with events from from 2-6 p.m., is a family fun, costume friendly event with music, food, and beer. Register soon, you wont want to miss this event! You can register by visiting www.justiceforsierah.org.  The events are at Ice Industries, 3810 Herr Road, Sylvania.

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For the kids, there is a Fun Run, along with bouncy houses and face painting. Following the Fun Run is a trick or treating event that gives local businesses, organizations, and vendors a chance to set up a table and hand out information as well as candy to all the children. All of this would not be possible without the many supportive volunteers who have worked endlessly to make this event one to remember.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the nonprofit organization, Justice for Sierah, Inc. These funds are the foundation of support that allow the nonoprofit to develop and launch Sierah Strong in Ohio schools, with the first efforts starting in the Toledo community. Justice for Sierah, Inc. works with education leaders to develop a curriculum-based program for first through eighth graders in Ohio schools. Sierah Strong will meet state standards and be ingrained in the Ohio education system that self-defense, empowerment, and knowledge are the first steps toward protecting our youth.