Curt Brungardt, father of murder victim Jana Mackey, briefly addresses about a dozen volunteers Sunday at the United Way who were in attendance for the first annual Jana Mackey Day. Volunteers assembled items meant to spread awareness of domestic violence and resources for prevention and helped to post fliers throughout Lawrence.
MaryJo McPherson, 7, tosses a few stuffed animals on a growing pile during the first annual Jana Mackey Day. The bears featured ribbons symbolizing domestic prevention awareness and cards that provided information on help for victims of domestic violence.
Steph Mott posts a flier outside of Henry's in downtown Lawrence Sunday as part of the first annual Jana Mackey Day. The event commemorated Jana Mackey, who was murdered in July 2008 by Adolfgo Garcia-Nunez, an ex-boyfriend.
Curt and Christie Brungardt, parents of murder victim Jana Mackey, write letters to incumbent members of the Lawrence City Commission, as well as candidates, urging them to support programs that work toward the prevention of domestic violence as well as provide support for victims of domestic violence. The letter-writing campaign was part of the first annual Jana Mackey Day.
Curt Brungardt, father of slain Kansas University student Jana Mackey, passes by a portrait of his daughter in the United Way building on Sunday during the first observance of Jana Mackey Day. Volunteers completed a number of tasks related to Eleven Hundred Torches, a domestic violence prevention project established by Mackey’s parents in her memory.