Family Of Aurora Shooting Victim Jessica Ghawi Starts Indiegogo Page For Scholarship Fund
Jessica Ghawi was among the 12 killed during the attack at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, and her family, especially her brother Jordan, have been vocal about assuring the her life and the those of the 11 other victims are remembered and respected.
Ghawi was just beginning her career as a sports broadcaster, interning for a local sports radio station in Denver, and her aspirations as a broadcast journalist prompted her family to create the RedField Foundation, which is currently raising money via Indiegogo. Calling it the Official Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund, the plan is to raise at least $20,000, and so far the group has raised some $5,000. “Jessica was an avid blogger and tweeter, and we hope we can show how powerful social media can be during times of tragedy,” a description on the Indiegogo page reads.
Jordan Ghawi, Jessica’s brother, took to his Twitter to encourage people to donate on Monday, when the Indiegogo account was opened.
— Jordan Ghawi (@JordanGhawi) July 24, 2012
The foundation itself also has a Twitter account.
— RedField Foundation (@JRGFoundation) July 23, 2012
The account is being managed by Jordan Ghawi, as well as Peter Burns, a radio broadcaster in Denver. On Twitter, the handle has already been shared several times.
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) July 24, 2012
Please follow the official feed established for Jessica Ghawi – @JRGFoundation. This is place to learn more of things planned in her honor
— adater (@adater) July 23, 2012
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsRadio) July 23, 2012
— Samantha Wood (@woodsamantha) July 24, 2012
— Joe Ruiz (@joeruiz) July 24, 2012
— Justin Bradford (@justinbbradford) July 24, 2012
The Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund has been started. Follow @jrgfoundation for details. Over $4K has been raised.
— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) July 24, 2012
— Tony Jaremko (@Stars_Insider) July 24, 2012