Proceeds from the event will benefit the Step Up for Colleen Fund, which supports charitable activities that honor the legacy of Ritzer, including the Colleen E. Ritzer Scholarship Fund. The fund is expected to award its first scholarships this spring to graduating seniors from Andover and Danvers high schools who demonstrate a passion for teaching, academic excellence and love of family. Those unable to participate are invited to make a donation to support the fund
To register for or donate to Step Up for Colleen, visit http://colleenritzer5k.com. or www.northshoretimingonline.com/reglivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=146. More information is also available at the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StepUpforColleenRitzer.