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Help raise funds to support the Colleen E. Ritzer Scholarship Fund and play an active part in forming the next generation of caring, compassionate teachers.

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A Race to Remember Colleen

Step Up for Colleen was established in 2014 in memory of a caring, compassionate teacher beloved by many. Learn more about Colleen Ritzer and the tremendous impact she had on family, friends and her students.

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Colleen Ritzer

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2015 Step Up for Colleen

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FOX 25: Thousands turn out for 5k held in teacher Colleen Ritzer’s honor

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston ANDOVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) — More than 5,000 people honored Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer at a road race in her memory on Sunday. As runner Nina Caron looks over a sea of pink at the Step Up for Colleen 5k, she said she teared up […]

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NECN: Road Race in Memory of Teacher

There was a sea of pink Sunday in North Andover, Massachusetts, to honor Colleen Ritzer, a native of the community. “When she walked into a room, all I can picture is her glowing smile, and that glowing smile honestly lit up the room,” said Ritzer’s friend, Dan Brennan. Read more

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