CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they're dedicating a race they're hosting this weekend to the victims of the Boston bombings.
The ‘Keeping kylie in mind 5k’ race is happening Saturday.The race is actually to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research.
Kylie is a local 10-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a form of leukemia. While the race will raise money for her and her family, organizers say they could not ignore what happened in Boston.
“This had been planned before the boston marathon,” Sgt. Darrell Price said. “Once the Boston marathon tragedy occurred, our team, along with captain Ron Brisley and the CMPD, decided we should pretty much make this run in honor for the survivors of the Boston marathon plus the people who lost their lives in that tragedy.”
The race will begin with a moment of silence for the Boston bombing victims. It’s tomorrow at the police academy on Shopton Road at 9 a.m.