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VIDEO: Hundreds Run to Raise Awareness of Child Abuse

5K run honors slain child abuse victim Dominick Calhoun at Kensington Metropark in Milford.

Hundreds of runners braved chilly Saturday morning winds to honor slain child abuse victim Dominick Calhoun in a 5K race at Kensington Metropark in Milford.

Four-year-old Dominick, of Argentine Township, was killed at the hands of his mother's ex-boyfriend. He was among more than 2,284 children in in 2010.

The run, organized by child abuse advocacy group ChildHelp, paid tribute to Dominick and other abuse victims while raising the profile of , pending legislation that would enforce harsher penalties for those who abuse children.

n of Linden, Dominick's paternal grandfather, said he has received plenty of support from the community since his grandson's murder to honor while helping to prevent similar incidents from happening.

"I look back and two years has gone by really fast," Calhoun said. "We're not going to stop and we don't want you guys to stop. We're committed to making sure we do something about this and save these kids and make sure we all do our part.

He said the passage of Dominick's Law would keep violent offenders in prison and away from children.

"The guy who murdered my grandson should have been in jail at the time, and they let him out," Calhoun said. "They knew he was who he was."

Upload race photos to Patch to support cause

Whether you ran the 5K or just enjoyed the festivities, please . Patch will donate $1, up to $100 for every picture uploaded.

Kelly April 22, 2012 at 06:48 PM
You guys ROCK!!!!
Janet Mocadlo April 22, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Hi, I was there but that's not me tagged in photo 81 above!. =) Janet

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