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Family, friends host run/walk to celebrate and remember Jenny Boyce

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MADISON (WKOW) -- "Run for Jenny" was organized by the friends of Jenny Boyce as a way to remember and celebrate her life after she passed away in January 2013.

The objective of the event is to bring together the many lives that Jenny impacted to honor her memory and love of fitness, while helping others through collective community service.

The proceeds from the event will be donated to Girls on the Run of Dane County in Jenny's name to support their mission to "inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."

Jenny touched many members of the Madison community through her personal and professional lives.  She was a strong advocate for several causes including Second Harvest Food Bank, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Autism Speaks. 

The accomplishments in her short 31 years of life included: finishing Ironman Wisconsin in 2011, working in public health to prevent environmental-hazard associated illnesses and organizing wellness events to support individuals' efforts in health improvements.  Shortly before her death, Jenny had planned to volunteer as a running coach for Girls on the Run of Dane County in the spring of 2013.

Jenny Boyce was killed in January 2013. She was killed in her apartment on Madison's East Side. Authorities say Bernard Grosso apparently killed Boyce and then apparently took his own life, on the eve of the couple scheduled to culminate a divorce in court.

Click here for more information or to register for the race.

Watch the video above from Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend to learn more.

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