VERONA, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of people in New Jersey laced up their sneakers for a good cause Saturday.Overnight Gun Violence: 3 Men Shot In Queens, Innocent Woman Shot In Brooklyn, NYPD Says
CBS2’s John Elliott and Vanessa Murdock were at the walk catching up with participants.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Ganessa Gordon, 18, Reported Missing In Brentwood
“Today is the most special day in the world for the Valerie Fund. Even during the pandemic, we’re going to have 800 to 1,000 supporters here, but more important than the supporters is we’ve got kids … It’s everyone getting to say thank you to all the donors, all our supporters, all our sponsors,” said Barry Kirschner, executive director for the Valerie Fund.MORE NEWS: 'Best Small Cities In America': New Jersey Communities Make Top 25
Last year’s walk was canceled because of COVID.