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JMMF partnering for virtual run fundraiser

The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is partnering with the Ignore no More movement to help keep the memory of Jessica Martel, a Morinville resident whose life was tragically cut short by family violence in 2009 and to raise funds for the shelter that carries her name.
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Jessica Martel run enters its third year

The tragedy of a woman’s death will be used as the motivation for triumph – the triumph of completing 5- to 10-kilometre runs and the triumph of raising funds to provide safe shelter for victims of abuse. The Jessica Martel Memorial Run, set to take place June 21 pays tribute to the memory of Martel, killed by her common law husband
in April of 2009. Organized by the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF), the group is hoping to raise in excess of $20,000 from the event, monies that will fund various initiatives to support victims of domestic violence. […]

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Candlelight vigil honours Morinville woman’s passing

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five years to the day after a Morinville woman was slain by her common law husband, a candle light vigil will be held in her memory and to raise awareness of domestic violence and the work the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is doing to help women in need. The event will take place Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. at Morinville Christian School and all are welcome to attend. Martel’s mother, Lynne Rosychuk, said the event is an opportunity to remember her daughter a half decade after her passing… […]

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Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation inviting public to Annual General Meeting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An organization named after a Morinville woman killed by her common law husband a few years ago is working to prevent similar situations from happening to other women. The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Green Bean on 100 Street June 14 at 7 p.m. They are hoping residents will come out to learn more about the organization and its mission… […]

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Martel foundation looking to turn tragedy into hope

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The tragic death of Jessica Martel at the hands of her common-law husband in the spring of 2009 left her three children motherless and her family deprived of a loved one. But the tragedy of her murder has kindled a spark of hope for women in abusive situations. The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation is looking to build a shelter for women in Sturgeon County, a safe house in memory of a woman who paid the ultimate price for remaining in an abusive situation… […]