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Third annual 'Push Yourself Walk' benefits CrimeStoppers and Hodgkin's lymphoma research

Posted at: 10/14/2012 11:03 PM
Updated at: 10/15/2012 12:21 AM

It's all about pushing yourself to do the best you can-- that's the goal behind the third annual 'Push Yourself Walk' or 'Run 5K Challenge' at Ellison Park.

The event raises awareness for Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia research. The charity was selected because a Webster teacher is currently battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The challenge also benefits CrimeStoppers in memory of Paulie Vasconcellos whose 2010 murder is still unsolved.

Father Paul Vasconcellos said, "If you see something, call it in. We want an America of brave people who are not going to be afraid of the neighbor if they're doing something wrong or anything. We need people to talk, we need people to say what's going on, what crime it is, if you know a crime going on say something."

Paul said he believes someone in the community knows something about his son's death. Events like this will hopefully change people's minds about coming forward.