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UMass Shows Support for Boston


AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Support for Boston is still pouring in from all over the country including right here in Western Massachusetts.

Hundreds of UMass Amherst students took part in the “Run for Boston”  Thursday night, which extended 2.6 miles around campus.

Kate Dubois, a junior from Merrimack, Mass., ran for her uncle who was injured in Monday’s explosion.

“He lost his right leg and injured his left and we didn’t hear about it until the next day, but he is hanging in there,” said Dubois.

Xilhan Wen is a freshmen international student from China.  Her and a fellow student were supporting the run in honor of Lu Lingzi, a Chinese graduate student from Boston University, who was killed in the blast.

“To show my support and also my best wishes to Boston and also the victims,” said Wen.

Students also helped raise money for the “One Fund Boston,”  which is dedicated to the bombing victims.

Freshmen Chris Weyant, organized the run by using social media to get the word out.

“The fact everyone came out and spread the word for the cause is just fantastic,” said Weyant.

Students also signed a banner, which will also make it’s way to the blast site memorial, or be donated to the fund.

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