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Keeping the P(e)ace event helps Boston

SU gets Boston StrongOn Sunday, April 28, Syracuse University’s 2012-13 Remembrance Scholars hosted a Keeping the P(e)ace 5K run/walk on the SU campus to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

More than 200 runners and walkers from SU and the greater Syracuse area came out to show their support for Bostonians affected by the attack on April 15. While the race weather was ideal (70 degrees and sunny), participants were keenly aware of the event’s purpose—to raise funds for TUGG, a not-for-profit supporting the Boston Children’s Hospital and the American Red Cross. By the end of the race, donations made online and at the event exceeded $3,600

The race was coordinated by the Remembrance Scholars, a group of SU students dedicated to honoring the memories of those who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am flight 103.

“As Remembrance Scholars, it’s our responsibility to help educate the SU community about the impact of terrorism and promote peace,” says Stephanie Kranz, a Remembrance Scholar who first came up with the idea to hold the race. “Many of us are runners, or know people living in Boston, and we want to show our support. It embodies our Remembrance Scholar mission of ‘Look back, act forward.’”