STAMFORD, CONN. -- The life of a Stamford man who died tragically in September 2012 will be celebrated during a charity run/walk event next month.
Marcus McInerney died at age 22 in Stamford when he accidentally shot himself in the head. He thought the .45-caliber Glock pistol was empty because he had removed the magazine but there still was a round in the chamber, police said.
The 'MarcUS For Change 5K' benefit will be Oct. 5 in Cove Island Park. It will include entertainment, food and raffle prizes. All participants will receive a free T-shirt. All proceeds will support the Stamford Public Education Foundation and the expansion of its nationally recognized mentoring initiatives in the Stamford schools.
The event also hopes to raise awareness and financial support for mentoring programs in Stamford that provide the city's youth with the resources needed to reach for success and build happy, full lives.
The Stamford Public Education Foundation's mission is to support the students and teachers in Stamford's Public Schools through community collaboration and philanthropy. Its mentoring initiatives aim to provide students who are in need of additional academic and/or social support with the resources and guidance necessary to be successful during middle school, high school, and in all college and career endeavors.
The day begins with a 9 a.m. registration, followed by the run/walk at 10 a.m. and other events at 10:30 a.m.
The registration fee is $27.50; registration continues until Oct. 4.