Cooper Butterfly Fund to help others

CARY The run kicked off at 8:30 a.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary. Money raised at the Butterfly Run will go to Nancy Cooper's Butterfly Fund.

The fund is in memory of Nancy Cooper, the mother of two was found murdered last July in an undeveloped subdivision a few miles from her Cary home. The run was held on the one year anniversary of her death.

Cooper's husband Brad is charged with first-degree murder in his wife's death. He remains in jail.

Click here to read more about Nancy Cooper's murder

Organizers of the Butterfly Run released balloons over the lake for the finale in honor of Cooper. Organizers said they plan to make it an annual event.

To learn more about the run and the Butterfly Fund, go to

Nancy's Butterfly Fund provides financial assistance to women and their children as they try to leave abusive relationships. Money in the fund helps victims of domestic violence pay for things like apartment deposits, childcare, food and other basic needs.

Nancy's Butterfly Fund is managed by Interact, a local agency that helps victims of domestic violence.

Click here to learn more about Interact.

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