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Community event being held in Laura Szendrei's honour

Laura Szendrei was fatally attacked in North Delta’s Mackie Park in September, 2010. Her killer remains at large. -
Laura Szendrei was fatally attacked in North Delta’s Mackie Park in September, 2010. Her killer remains at large.
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Friends of Laura Szendrei will be holding a fundraiser in her memory this April.

Fifteen-year-old Szendrei was killed in a daylight attack in Mackie Park on Sept. 25 last year. The attacker has not yet been found.

Delta Police Sgt. Sharlene Brooks said the case remains a priority and that there are no further developments to report.

A group called the Laura Szendrei Memorial Scholarship Foundation is holding a the Laura Szendrei 5 & 10 K Walk, Run and Roll, taking place at Burnsview Secondary School in North Delta on Sunday, April 10 this year.

Money raised from the event will go into the newly formed Laura Szendrei Memorial Scholarship Foundation Society. Each year the Society will present two sport scholarships to students from Delta Secondary Schools. 

“This initiative will serve as a key part of a broader campaign to support the families of innocent victims of violent crime,” the event website says. “We are all aware of individuals and families around us that have suffered through the loss of a loved one in a senseless act of violence and we are committed to supporting those who want to seek change.”

Registration for the event begins today (Friday, Feb. 18) at Scottsdale Mall, 7031 120 St., by the Save-On-Foods.

The event website can be found at http://www.lswalkrunroll.com/

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