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PHOTOS: Sunrise 5K honors Joseph Sell

  • Joseph Sell’s mother Patricia Lord (right) and stepfather David Lord lead a group back to the Baker Free Library in Bow during a sunrise 5K that raised money for the foundation established in Sell’s memory on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • A photo of Joseph Sell is displayed during the Joseph Sell Into the Light Foundation 5K at sunrise at the Baker Free Library in Bow on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • People set their alarms Sunday and headed to the Baker Free Library in Bow at sunrise for the Joseph Sell Into the Light Foundation 5K. The foundation aims to help combat the opioid epidemic that claimed Sell’s life by raising money for treatment. Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Runners and walkers donned headlamp to see through the early-morning darkness Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, for Joseph Sell Into the Light Foundation 5K at sunrise in Bow. The foundation aims to help combat the opioid epidemic that claimed Sell’s life by raising money for treatment. Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Runners return to the starting line during the Joseph Sell Into the Light Foundation 5K at sunrise at the Baker Free Library in Bow on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Sunday, October 08, 2017

As many as 150 people gathered in the dark outside the Baker Free Library in Bow on Sunday morning. They were there to walk and run a sunrise 5K in tribute to Bow’s Joseph Sell and raise money for the Into the Light Foundation to help combat the opioid epidemic that claimed Sell’s life. A 2014 graduate of Bow High School, Sell died Sept. 7, 2016, at 20 years old. Proceeds from the event will send one individual per year to Riverbank House, a drug addiction treatment center in Laconia, according to Patricia Lord, Sell’s mother. “If I can save one family or one parent from going through what I’ve been through – what we’ve been through ... it’s one more life saved. It’s got to start somewhere, so here’s the start,” she said. Organizers plan to make the run an annual event.