On July 10th, the second annual Butterfly 5K Fun Run will be taking place at 8:30 AM in WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina to benefit victims of domestic violence in memory of Nancy Cooper.
Nancy Cooper was from Cary and was found dead in an undeveloped subdivision just miles from her home in July 2008. Cooper's friends and family believe that her husband was abusing her and cut her off financially, making it difficult for her and her two daughters to leave. Cooper's husband, Bradley Cooper, is in jail waiting trial in October.
Proceeds of the run will go to Nancy's Butterfly Fund, a program that helps women in abusive situations become more financially independent and able to escape unhealthy or dangerous situations. The fund was established in 2009 in memory of Nancy Cooper. A Butterfly Fund organizer stated, "Not only do we remember our friend, but in her honor, others are helped".