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Get active with loved ones to honor victims of Tucson’s mass shooting

Beyond Tucson honors those touched by the January 8, 2011 shooting during “Congress on Your Corner” involving then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. And the event remembers how the community came together in the aftermath.

A dozen outdoor activities around town are encouraging people to get outside, spend time with loved ones, come together as a community and remember what’s important in life, according Beyond Tucson director Michelle Crow.

“The history of Beyond started with a tragedy,” she said. “The way that affected our community was so profound.”

A key player, Crow reached out to different groups until there were 36 different organizations that wanted to hold Beyond events.

The family of Gabe Zimmerman, Giffords’ 30-year-old director of community outreach who was killed at the shooting, joined together with a broad-based coalition of healthcare providers, public land managers and nonprofits to start Beyond on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. 

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Bell ringing marks anniversary of Tucson mass shooting

More than 1,500 people showed up at Hi Corbett field today to form a human embrace symbol, the logo of the January 8th Memorial, to honor and remember the victims and survivors of that tragic day.  The unique event, put on by the January 8th Memorial Foundation, marked the sixth anniversary of the January 8 shooting where six people died and 13 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a northwest side shopping center.  The January 8th Foundation also used today’s …

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