Employees of the Ada County Paramedics Association and the Women’s & Children’s Alliance are partnering to host the 4th Annual SueB Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 6.
This annual event, in memory of Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby, takes place along a Boise River Greenbelt loop. All proceeds from the event support the SueB Endowment Fund at the WCA.
The race starts at 2 p.m. The event includes music by the Fabulous Chancellors from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Julia Davis Park’s Rose Garden.
The race is in honor of Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby, who died in 2008 during a mysterious horseback riding incident. After her death, family and friends began to realize that SueB — the nickname everyone used — very likely was involved in an abusive marriage.
SueB’s sister Marjory Sente and friends Leslie Hampe and Teresa Andrew turned to the WCA as a way to honor Sue’s life and raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence.
“Don’t wait until your sister, daughter or mother is a victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault,” Sente said. “Step forward now and make an investment in the WCA to ensure it has a sustainable future.”
The Women’s and Children’s Alliance, 720 W. Washington, provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, outreach and crisis services to women and children.