Posted: Aug 11, 2012 8:32 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2012 8:40 PM
A community was devastated when a pregnant mother was killed while jogging on an early morning in June. Now, people all over the world have come together to remember Sarah Hart.
Thousands of people gathered to walk and run in Russell County, to turn what was an unthinkable loss into something positive. "What a beautiful day," says Wendell Roberts, Sarah's father. "I think she's looking down and smiling on us right now."
"God blessed us with this day," agrees Keith Richardson, a participant. About 3,200 people moved their feet for a bigger purpose than each of them.
"Just focusing on what the day is for in remembrance of Sarah and what her life meant for this community," says Maretta Garner, another participant.
People all over the country even in other parts of the world participated at the same time as the Russell County race. Money raised will pay for scholarships for students who want to follow in Sarah's footsteps with a career in pharmacy and medicine.
"Good always overpowers evil and this has showed it today," says Richardson.
"You've seen how the negative was turned into a total positive. It's amazing," says Roberts.
Organizers say the event on Saturday raised more than $70,000.
For more information on the Sarah Roberts Hart Fund, check out their facebook page here.