Update: Day of Kindness activities
Candle vigil and lantern release at Berthoud High School 2 p.m
By May Soricelli
The heart of Berthoud grieves over the loss of a young man from Berthoud High School, junior A.J. Black, who passed away April 1. As family and friends mourn this tragedy the town and all who knew the young man are rallying together for strength.
Additionally, yesterday, a Berthoud family received the devastating news that their son, nine-year-old Jamin, student at Berthoud elementary, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
The organizers of the Alex Sabados Day of Kindness are offering support by holding a candlelight vigil and lantern release on the Berthoud High School football field at 2 p.m., April 2 to honor these families. This event will correspond with their rescheduled Day of Kindness activities scheduled to take place Saturday, April 2.
Yesterday’s events have shaken the members of the community and the family. “As we prepare for this day and help families cope with this sadness we see a need to reach out and extend our love to all. We ask you to please stand in the gap for all of those that are mourning and our town right now to join us at 2 p.m. tomorrow at BHS football field,” said Suzanne Doles.
The rescheduled events for the Alex Sabados Day of Kindness cause include a Competitive K(kindness) 5K at 9:30 a.m., a Memory run/walk at 10:30 a.m., a Cruiser Bike Ride with the Berthoud Bicycle Shop and lottery/raffle for two kid’s bikes at noon. At 2 p.m a candlelight vigil and lantern release will be held to honor loved ones. Several activities will be held throughout the day. All will take place at the Berthoud High School track field. 850 Spartan Ave. Berthoud, CO.
A memorial fund was set up to help the family of A.J. Black at www.gofundme.com/ajblack
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