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Fundraiser being held on what would have been Alianna DeFreeze's 17th birthday

Posted: 10:05 AM, Jun 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-15 21:00:47-04
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Alianna DeFreeze

EUCLID, Ohio — Saturday marks the day Alianna DeFreeze would have turned 17 years old, and her family and friends are holding a fundraiser in her honor to benefit the Alianna DeFreeze Let’s Make A Change Foundation.

On Jan. 26, 2017, the 14-year-old girl was lured away from a bus stop by a convicted sex offender and later found dead inside an abandoned home.

Her killer was convicted of her murder and sentenced to die in March of last year.

The nonprofit, set up by her family, works to provide safe transportation for children to and from school. The foundation works to provide safe transportation for children to and from school so what happened to Alianna will never happen to any other child.

The fundraiser runs from 4 to 8 p.m. at Migs Pla-More Roller Rink, 22466 Shore Center Drive in Euclid. Tickets run $12.

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