Eagle Tribune: Healing steps for Colleen: 5K celebrates Ritzer’s spirit

Benefit 5K looks to celebrate Ritzer’s spirit
By Judy Wakefield and Sonya Vartabedian Staff Writers

ANDOVER — Six months after Colleen Ritzer’s murder, the pain of her loss remains raw for many.

But tomorrow — just days before what would have been her 25th birthday on May 13 — thousands will gather to celebrate the legacy of the beloved teacher from Andover murdered last October at Danvers High School.

More than 3,000 of Ritzer’s family members, friends, colleagues and classmates will take to the streets of Andover for the first Step Up for Colleen 5K.

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