INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2015)-- This year's 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is on Saturday, May 2 and one team is running for Shannon O'Malia Hall, who was murdered in July by her ex-husband, David Hall, who then killed himself. The couple's two young boys and Shannon's parents were inside the home at the time of the murder-suicide.
"Shannon has been able to bring people together in this tragedy that happened in such a remarkable way. I hope it never goes away," said friend Chris Carlisle.
Shannon O'Malia Hall was a Fishers teacher and a Cathedral High School graduate.
"We lost both of them, and My mom was a very special person. She always had a smile on her face," Connor Hall, Shannon O'Malia Hall's 10 year old son.
"I miss her a lot because when I was sad she made me happy," added 8-year-old son Danny,
Shannon's younger sister Colleen is raising her sons Connor and Danny.
"I miss her everyday. I see her in them everyday," said Colleen Stine.
This year, the "Run for Shannon" Mini-Marathon team will wear her favorite quote and raise money to help the boys.
"This is her favorite mantra. It doesn`t get easier, you just get better. I made this for her first Mini on May 5th 2012," said Colleen Stine, Shannon's sister.
If you want to "Run for Shannon" at this year's Mini Marathon or 5K, click here to register on a special website.
The extra registration costs will be donated to Connor and Danny's college fund. Participants will also get a special "Shannon Smiles" t-shirt.