This year, the WCA has partnered with employees of the Ada County Paramedics Association (ACPA) to host the 4th Annual SueB Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 6, 2013. This family-friendly event is in memory of Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby and a celebration of healthy relationships in our community. The run/walk covers a beautiful greenbelt loop along the Boise River and ends with an afternoon of family fun including live music, a trampoline bungee, a rock climbing wall, face painting, balloon animals and more!
- Sunday, October 6, 2013
- Family Fun starts at 1:30 p.m.
- Race starts at 2 p.m.
- Individual Registration: $25
- Team Registration (10 or more members): $20 per person
- Family Fun Festivities – Awards, live music by the Fabulous
- Chancellors and food 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby died in 2008 during a mysterious horseback riding incident. After her death, family and friends began to realize that SueB – the nickname everyone used – very likely was involved in an abusive marriage.
SueB’s sister Marjory Sente and friends Leslie Hampe and Teresa Andrew turned to the WCA as a way to honor Sue’s life and raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence.
“Almost everyone knows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Few, however, know that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence during her life,” said Marjory. “This staggering statistic needs more attention. Domestic violence is pervasive in our society.”
All proceeds from the event support the SueB Endowment Fund at the WCA. For more information or to register, please visit www.wcaboise.org.