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Sarah Jones Remembered: 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals' Teams Organize Walk-a-Thon
The teams behind The Vampire Diaries and spinoff The Originals have organized a walk-a-thon to honor Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died earlier this year.
Jones, who was a crewmember on Vampire Diaries, died Feb. 20 in Georgia while working on the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider during an on-set accident involving a train. Monday, Sept. 22, would have been her 28th birthday.
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To honor her, the 5K walk-a-thon has been set to take place Sunday, Oct. 5, in Atlanta, with all proceeds going to the newly created Sarah Jones Film Foundation. Sarah’s parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, S.C., created the foundation, with proceeds to be divided among on-set safety awareness initiatives, educational scholarships and social media outreach via Slates for Sarah.
Jones' parents, along with her brother, Eric, will lead the participants in the walk. Walkers also will live-tweet from the event to spread the word and raise money via online donation links using #SafetyForSarah. The Twitter account @SlatesForSarah will provide updates.
Sarah Jones Film Foundation
c/o Central Carolina Community Foundation
2711 Middleburg Dr. Ste 213
Columbia, South Carolina 29204