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Remembering Jan. 8

BEYOND celebrates a united community

Daylong events commemorate Jan. 8

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The Tucson community will honor the victims and heroes of Jan. 8 with BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit, a day full of events in and around the city that include outdoor activities and a celebration of democracy.

BEYOND was founded by the family of Gabe Zimmerman, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aide who was killed in the Jan. 8 shootings, to unite and strengthen the community, and to promote health and the nature of Southern Arizona, according to BEYOND's website.

The daylong events kick off with a sunrise meditation at Tucson Medical Center at 7:15 and guest speakers, including Ross Zimmerman, father of Gabe Zimmerman.

There will be hikes, walks, runs, health fairs, wildlife exhibits and family activities throughout the day in and around the city. The day's events end with a closing ceremony at Kino Stadium with music, speakers and candles to commemorate the sharing of community after the events of Jan. 8.

See our listing of weekend remembrances for a full schedule of BEYOND events.

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