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Runners take on chill to help Zacharias center

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  • Racers take off from the starting line of the second annual Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center 5K Run/Walk Sunday at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville. More than 300 people attended the fundraising event called "From Here To Healing."

       Racers take off from the starting line of the second annual Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center 5K Run/Walk Sunday at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville. More than 300 people attended the fundraising event called "From Here To Healing."
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Priscilla Rios of Carpentersville bundles up as she runs during the second annual Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center 5K Run/Walk Sunday at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville. More than 300 people attended the fundraising event called "From Here To Healing."

       Priscilla Rios of Carpentersville bundles up as she runs during the second annual Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center 5K Run/Walk Sunday at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville. More than 300 people attended the fundraising event called "From Here To Healing."
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
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On a cold, windy Sunday morning, more than 300 people bundled up to run and walk during the second annual "From Here to Healing" 5k run/walk at Independence Grove near Libertyville.

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in Gurnee held the fundraising event, with proceeds going toward counseling, prevention education and advocacy programs that are provided free at the center.

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"We are really excited. It's a fun run and casual event and we wanted it to be very family-friendly," said Jamie Roberts, events and communications manager.

The center had a fundraising goal of $30,000 for the event.

Prizes were given to individuals and teams participating. A finish line celebration and entertainment closed out the event.

For more information on the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center visit www.zcenter.org.

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