WHDH: Colleen Ritzer’s family thanks supporters

ANDOVER, Mass. (WHDH) – Thousands of people gathered in Andover Sunday for a 5K run to honor the memory of slain Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer.

“She touched so many people. I don’t think she realized the impact she had son many people’s lives,” said friend and race organizer Nina Caron.

Nearly 4,000 people showed up to the 1st Annual Step Up for Colleen run, which hoped to raise money for a scholarship to be given each year to a student who wants to go into teaching.

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