2023 Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in 10th Annual Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run! We were so amazed by the sea of pink and all the support shown for Colleen and the legacy she left behind! Save the date for the 2024 Step Up for Colleen 5K – May 5, 2024!
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Step Up for Colleen!
The friends and family of Colleen Ritzer have created this 5K walk/run to celebrate Colleen’s life and her commitment to help and inspire others. Through the Step Up for Colleen event, organizers hope to enhance a sense of community and overall goodwill as we come together to honor Colleen and the values by which she lived.
The net proceeds from the 2024 Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run will benefit charitable activities honoring Colleen’s legacy including the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship fund was established by Colleen’s family to benefit graduating high school seniors, who are Andover and Danvers residents, who demonstrate a passion for teaching, academic excellence and love of family and who will pursue a degree in education. The scholarship fund is a permanent tribute to Colleen and builds upon her legacy by helping future teachers obtain a college degree so that they too can share their passion for teaching. Since its inception in October 2013, the scholarship fund has awarded over $513,000 in college scholarships to nearly 90 future teachers & leaders.