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Bike Ride Commemorates Domestic Violence Victim

Residents are running, biking and cycling their way through Hickories Park in memory of a young girl.

Allison Elizabeth lost her life at a young age to a domestic violence incident in Whitney Point in 2012.

Sunday, the third annual Allie's Angels ride was held showing that in light of the tragedy, Allie's mother, Melissa, hasn't given up on keeping the positive spirit of her daughter alive.

"We hope to just bring the community together in hopes of helping other little kids. We'd like to take a really sad situation and find the positive, and make something positive out of it. And just bring the community together and have everyone in a fun, happy place for a day, and raise money for other people," said Allie's Mother Melissa Kemmerer.

More than 250 people came out showing their support and participating in activities like a colorful 5K, a 25 mile bicycle ride, and a 75 mile motorcycle ride. There was also a bake sale, a bounce house and there was even an "Allie's Angels selfie station."

The first two Allie's Angel rides raised an average of about $11,000 and Kemmerer says she hopes for a similar outcome again this year. The destination for this year's is proceeds is still being decided. For more on the event you can go to angelsforallie.org