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Heartford House receives generous donation from LPD

Less than two months ago, the Lafayette Police Department held the first ever Foot Pursuit 5K run/walk.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018 9:06 PM
Updated: Jun. 8, 2018 10:46 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Less than two months ago, the Lafayette Police Department held the first ever Foot Pursuit 5K run/walk.

More than 400 runners showed up, exceeding expectations of just 100.

Proceeds and donations from the event were presented to the Heartford House Child Advocacy Center on Friday afternoon.

City officials, members of LPD and the Heartford House gathered at city hall to present the nearly $11,000 check.

Executive Director of Heartford House Child Advocacy Center Jen Bushore-Barry said it was great to see so many people come out and support LPD at the race.

"We've worked with the Lafayette Police Department since we started 18 years ago, and they're a really great partner of ours. So, we really appreciate their support and being able to continue doing our work," Bushore-Barry said.

Ian O'Shields organized the 5K. He says helping kids is always a good cause.

"I knew where the money was going and I knew that it was going to help local people, local kids," O'Shields said. 

News 18 asked O'Shields if plans are in the works for another Foot Pursuit 5K next year. He said "absolutely."

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