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Bury the Violence 6th Annual Memorial Walk in Delaware Park this weekend

Bury the Violence walk Sunday at Delaware Park
Posted at 10:49 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:49:08-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Bury The Violence will host its 6th Annual Walk Sunday, June 2nd 2019.

Kareema Morris is the founder and walk organizer of the group.

She created it in memory of her niece Lanasha N. Rollerson who went missing and was found murdered in 2013.

Morris took to the streets on her own — without police to try and find her nice before she was found dead.

Today, she continues to do the same work and bring children home before they can face the same outcome.

Morris helps to assist families in locating missing children or runaways with a 100% and says she’s had a 100% success rate helping parents who ask her to bring their kids home.

She also works to help the community memorialize deaths in a different way.

She says seeing bears, balloons, and candles on street corners deters prospective buyers from looking at certain neighborhoods.

Morris thinks there is another way to help families heal.

Morris provides this walk at no cost. She pays for what she needs out of pocket and funds the rest through t-shirt sales & community sponsors.

The walk kicks off at the Colvin and Amherst entrance of Delaware park Sunday, June 2 at 8 a.m.