A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember

The Tornadoes, a Chillicothe non-profit organization, is hosting a 5K run and walk to honor a woman who died from domestic violence.
(CHILLICOTHE, Mo.) Sisters not by blood, but by heart.

Twelve women from Chillicothe, who have been friends for more than two decades, came together to form a non-profit organization that focuses on issues like domestic violence, breast cancer and autism.

Now, The Tornadoes are back on the chase, to honor their late member who was a victim of domestic violence, by hosting a 5K walk and run.

"I can't put into words how much it affected us, with Angela's death," said Shelley Rucker.

In 2010, 36-year-old Angela Newsom was found dead inside of a burned car.

The suspect, Shawn Griffin, told police he got into an argument with Newsom that led to him accidentally shooting and killing her.

He later admitted to setting the car on fire with Newsom's body inside.

The group said they want to keep that situation behind them, and focus on what they can do to prevent accident like that from happening.

"It feels really great knowing that her legacy isn't gone and people haven't forgotten," said Addelyn Newsom.

"She had a big heart and would help others, and we want to do the same," said Rucker.

All proceeds from the 5K go toward the Angela Newsom Memorial Scholarship Fund, that helps kids who have been affected by domestic violence.

For more information about The Tornadoes and their 5K, click here.


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