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posted: 11/3/2017 1:00 AM

Race to honor Lindenhurst woman killed in Ethiopia

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    Sharon Gray

Daily Herald report

A former Lindenhurst woman who was killed last year during civil unrest in Ethiopia will be memorialized with a 5K run in her hometown this month.

The "Sharon Makes Us Run 5K" race will honor Sharon Gray, who was in Ethiopia for a meeting about her postdoctoral research when the vehicle she was riding in was attacked by anti-government protesters.

The race is set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25. It will begin and end in Lindenhurst's Millennium Park. The entry fee is $30 in advance, or $35 on the day of the race. Proceeds will benefit scholarships in Gray's name for women pursuing degrees in biology.

To register, go to For more information, contact race director Stephen Gray at or (847) 809-1347.

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