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Hundreds Run to Help Victims of Crime

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    April 29, 2014 | 7:21 am
    MARION, Iowa - Hundreds of people in Marion laced up their sneakers and put on their time chips Saturday.

    The annual 5K raises money to help the victims of crime in Eastern Iowa.

    Members of Linn County law enforcement planned the event. It's part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

    Norma Davis said she was running to remember Molly Edmondson and Katrina Hill - two young women stabbed to death in a Cedar Rapids apartment back in 2006.

    "It means the world to me to run for these girls because they're not here to do so and it just makes me so proud that all of these people are running for a loved one of theirs to keep their memory alive - it just means the world to me," Davis said.

    Events have taken place throughout the metro area this week to mark national Crime Victims Week, including a candlelight vigil in Cedar Rapids Friday night.