EUGENE, Ore. -- About a month ago Karlie Geiser Hobson died in a tragic collision near Mapleton. Sunday morning, her friends and family gathered together for a fundraiser and run that honored her legacy.
Participants gathered at Alton Baker Park for the 5k run that raised money for the nonprofit Eugene Hearing and Speech Center, where Karlie Hobson worked.
Jane McDonald worked at the Hearing and Speech Center with Hobson. Like many other people at the event that knew Karlie personally, McDonald said that she was a devoted wife, daughter, and speech pathologist.
“She was a shining star. In the profession and in life … and when this happened, we were all devastated.” said McDonald.
Jeremy Hobson, Karlie’s husband, helped organize Sunday’s run. Hobson said that she had a huge role in making the run possible.
“My wife Karlie had kind of a large role in kind of putting on this event,” said Hobson. “The unique thing about this is they're actually honoring her this year in this run."
On august 18th, Karlie was involved in a near head-on car crash that took her life. Among her many accomplishments, Karlie was also a runner.
Karlie's parents traveled from Minnesota to help sponsor the event.
Proceeds will go to the Eugene Hearing and Speech Center. This was their first annual run to raise funds for the Hearing and Speech Impaired.