CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|CONTACT: Mele Telitz, Mere Image
|WHO:||Fields Wolfe Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to bring forth the best in individuals and organizations through shaping knowledge in ways that promote public safety and reduce victimization.|
|WHAT:||The inaugural Journey to Justice is a 5k run/walk to remember, marking the shooting of Javad Marshall Fields and Vivian Wolfe.|
|WHEN:||June 20, 2009
5K Run begins at 8:30 a.m.
5K Walk begins at 8:32 a.m.
Kid’s Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.
|WHERE:||Aurora Municipal Center
15151 East Alameda Drive • Aurora, Colorado 80042
Chambers and Alameda West side of building
|WHY:||In June of 2005, Javad was to serve as a key witness for the prosecution in the trial of the murder of his business partner and friend in 2004. Javad witnessed the defendant leaving the scene of the crime. Javad cooperated with law enforcement, however he was never offered information about witness protection. On June 20, 2005, less than a week before the murder trial was set to begin, Javad and his fiancée, Vivian, were shot and killed to prevent his testimony.
After becoming victims of this violent crime, the families made victim advocacy and justice a priority. The mothers worked with legislative and governmental leadership in Colorado to strengthen the State’s Witness Protection Program. Their efforts resulted in new laws established to raise awareness surrounding witness protection and public safety.
Together, their journey to justice continues.
|CONTACT:||Mele Telitz, Mere Image at 303-204-4486|