Missy’s Hope 5Kin Manchester will raise money for domestic violence victims


Staff | October 09. 2013 9:48PM






MANCHESTER — Family and friends are once again honoring a young woman who brightened many lives and in the process raising funds to help other women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Melissa “Missy” Cantin Charbonneau was shot and killed by her husband Oct. 22, 2009. A bright and skilled nurse and dedicated mother, Charbonneau was the victim of domestic abuse.For the fourth year, Missy’s Hope 5K will take place around Crystal Lake. This year’s race is 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The previous three races have raised a total of about $47,000 to benefit the YWCA Domestic Violence Emergency Fund and The Missy’s Hope Fund, which helps child witnesses to domestic violence.

The race registration fee is $20, with advance registration recommended through the race website at missyshope5k.com. Online registration is open through Oct. 17, but registration is possible at 9 a.m. on race day.

Walkers are welcome to participate and donations are also welcome.In addition to the race, there are raffles, with prizes ranging from an autographed photo of New England Patriots’ player Rob Gronkowski, to gift cards for a number of restaurants, entertainment venues and Market Basket.
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