Changing Laws and Building Memorial are Focus of Flight 3407 Run

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM EDT

It was a show of triumph over tragedy in Clarence on Saturday as runners and walkers took part in the Flight 3407 Memorial 5K race. Fifty people were killed when the Continental Airlines Connection Flight crashed in Clarence Center in February of last year.

"Everybody always says 'What can we do?', and this is one of the things that shows us how much they care about us," says Robin Tolsma, who lost her husband Darren in the crash, "It's great and we want to show how much we care about them and we're going to change that F.A.A. re-authorization bill."

"We're going to make sure that passes no matter what, and this doesn't happen to anyone else again so this is a fun way to help support that," says Jennifer West whose husband Ernie was killed in the crash.

The money raised at the race will go towards building a memorial to the victims of Flight 3407.