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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 1, 2015) – The family of an Indianapolis man gunned down while walking near his home last year has created a non-profit group to help children who’ve lost a parent. Natahan Trapuzzano was murdered April 1st last year. He left behind a loving wife, Jennifer, who was expecting their first child.

His family created The Nathan Trapuzzano Memorial Foundation to keep his memory alive and help others. The goal is to provide financial relief and support to children who have lost a parent.

“That was something that Nate was always about, helping others so we kind of thought through it and something we were all able to agree on was support for people similar to Cecilia’s situation his daughter where she’s going to be growing up not knowing her dad from the beginning,” said  Shayne Trapuzzano, Nathan’s sister.

NateWalk, the first fundraising event organized by the foundation, will take place at 1:00pm on Sunday May 17, 2015 at Edna Balz Lacy Park in Indianapolis. The date is special significance because it is also Nathan’s birthday. He would be turning 26 years old.

The second annual Trapuzzano Benefit Ride will take place at 10:00am on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Heavy’s Bar & Grill in Camby with kickstands up at noon.  Proceeds from this year’s ride will go to The Nathan Trapuzzano Memorial Foundation as well.

You can register for either of these events and find out more about the foundation here.

“We miss him, we hope that we can move forward without moving on, hope to keep him as much in our lives as we can,” said  Shayne Trapuzzano.

The organization is in the process of applying for 501 (c)(3) status.