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.
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 www.nancysbutterflyfund.org
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.