WCA SueB Run raises awareness about domestic abuse and sexual assault

Posted at 8:47 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 22:47:58-04

BOISE — Runners took over Julia Davis Park in Boise on Sunday for the Women's and Children's Alliance SueB run. The event aims to celebrate healthy relationships and remember the life of Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby who died in 2008 during a mysterious horseback riding incident. Her friends and family say they believe it was a domestic violence homicide.

"Sue was a victim of domestic abuse and none of us suspected that she could be a victim. Sue was strong. She was smart, you know she was like always the leader and so when that happened to her, we were all shocked," said Lesli Hampa, co-founder.

Every year the community gets together to educate the community about all types of domestic abuse.

"We've been able to make something positive out of it through this event not only the community outreach, but also being able to raise funds for the SueB endowment," said Marjory Sente. co-founder.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, there were more than 3,700 calls for service related to domestic abuse in 2018 in Ada County.

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