In September of 2005, Tamara Chipman was last seen hitchhiking, just outside of Prince Rupert BC, along the infamous Highway of Tears. She's been missing ever since.

Her family and community walked the highway searching for her. Later, Tamara's family members started orgainzing walks to raise awareness for the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, leading to the Highway of Tears symposium in Prince George and were influential in getting a national inquiry into the MMIWG.

In April of 2018, Lorna Brown (Tamara's aunt) and Birgitte Bartlett (family friend) entered a team into the Sun Run in Vancouver. They called their team Tears to Hope, to shine a bright light of a hopeful future for those affected by MMIWG.

Lorna and Birgitte had a vision after that run. To bring this healthy, healing activity of running to northern BC through a relay along the Highway of Tears. To help others train and run towards a hopeful future, where there is no more violence against our women and girls.

Tears to Hope Inaugural Gathering Event.
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