Amber Bryant Memorial 5K Run/Walk a success

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Bertha Magallanes, Greg Ponce, Jacob Ritter, and Mary Delgado

(October 15, 2012. Brawley) Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN) held their 2nd annual Amber Bryant Memorial 5K Run/Walk Saturday, October 13, at Jeffrey Thorton Park.

Amber Bryant was a victim of domestic violence. She passed away October 4, 2010 leaving her son Preston Viliquette, 12.

WOVEN has chosen the Amber Bryant Memorial 5K Run/Walk to honor Bryant, who was a school teacher in Imperial, Ca. This event is to help educate and stop domestic violence.

“WOVEN received valley wide support for this year’s event,” said Stacie Chandler, Director of WOVEN. “We are grateful to be able to do something positive for this tragic loss to the valley. We want to keep the spirit and memory of Amber alive and help other women who need it and stop domestic violence in our community.”

The winners of the 5K run were, for the men, Greg Ponce with a time of 19.13 minutes and for the women, Bertha Magallanes at 26.10 minutes.

The winners for the walk were Jacob Ritter at 19.13 minutes and for the women, Mary Delgado at 20.50 minutes.

The winners of the women and men’s division received trophies.

The winner of the largest team was TEAM BCA with 19 members. They will keep the perpetual placque until next year.

Over 140 runners and walkers participated in the event.

All of the funds raised through this event are split between Woven and the Amber Bryant Memorial Fund.

The fund is for Preston’s education.

WOVEN provides a support center for women. Services are available to all women, regardless of race, religion, or income. Their goal is to empower women to be the best they can be.

For more information on WOVEN and the services they offer or to make a donation visit their website at http://wovenwomen.org/.

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