Christopher's Run
October 27, 2012
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On February 18, 2011, Christopher and his mother were shot and killed by his stepfather. Christopher was only 19 and had planned to start his first day of college four days later.

The Ellis Family decided to turn Christopher’s tragedy into an opportunity. We feel Christopher’s Run – a Walk Run Ride on October 27th - to benefit the House of Refuge will permit Christopher’s name to be associated with an effort to support a program that inspires hope, courage, and safety for victims of domestic violence. Christopher's Run is designed for children, families, dogs and experienced runners and cyclist.

ALL proceeds from Christopher’s Run will benefit the House of Refuge and Christopher's Run. House of Refuge is a nonprofit organization that offers education, financial literacy, life skills, employment assistance, housing assistance, and professional clothing and life skills training for pursuit of careers. It helps to inspire confidence, strength, and hope, three assets often absent in victims of abuse. We believe House of Refuge is exactly the type of program that could have benefited Christopher and his mother.