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Memorial 5K Run
August 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 11, a memorial 5K run will be held at Uniondale High School in honor of three Long Islanders—mom and daughter Lynn & Melissa Vanderhall and friend Janel Simpson.
These women died on Aug. 12, 2017, as a result of a senseless violent act in their Hempstead home.
Since their passing, friends and family have made efforts to keep their legacy of being loving women who strived to help anyone that they could alive. These efforts include various scholarships and now there will be a 5K Memorial Run and fundraiser to award deserving Uniondale High School students with scholarship funds to pursue a college education. Both Melissa and Janel graduated from Uniondale High School in 2006.
With the help of family, friends, administrators and survivor of the Aug. 12 attack, Candace Murray, the first Simpson and Vanderhall Memorial 5K Run will take place at Uniondale High School on Aug. 11, 2019, at 11 a.m.
For more information on the fundraiser, click here.