The Angel Color Run to honor families who have lost children

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"This event is something for me and my family to come together and help celebrate our little girl," said Brittany Zubke.

"It's a way to remember our children with a smile on our face and not not always a sad one," Zubke said.

Brittany Zubke knows the pain of losing a child. Her daughter Emma Mae passed away this past spring. She was just 14 months old.

"The grief is very fresh for our family and so we don't know what the future holds, we just take it day by day," said Zubke.

The Angel Color Run at Webster City Park will honor families who have suffered similar losses.

"In a weird way it's comforting to know that you're not alone, and that there are other people that we can reach out to," Zubke said.

Along with the run, the organizers created 'The Angel Wall.' A memorial to honor children taken too soon.

"For some, if they had like a miscarriage or something, there's not a lot of ways to commemorate their child, that sort of thing, so it's a way to bring honor to their children," said Mary Fosness, one of the organizers of the event.

An honor too many families have to make.

"On the first year we had 35 names, and this year we have 80," said Fosness.

But for Brittany, it's a comfort knowing her family is not alone.

"They were able to gift me and my husband with something very special to help us move forward with our second daughter, this has been like the toughest thing my family has ever had to go through," said Zubke.