By Molly Trotter/KTVL.COM
LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. -- Southern Oregon is stepping up to show it's support for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
More than 100 supporters and runners gathered at Lost Creek Lake for a memorial run on Sunday morning.
For runners like Shake Roberts, he says this tragedy really hit close to home.
"It angered me it really hit home with Pear Blossom that we ran in last week and my wife and kids were there at the finish line and Richard, the little boy, with us having kids, hit home more than anything," Roberts said.
However, he was excited to see so many people come together.
"It speaks volumes for the running community for them to all come together and just, what a great bunch of people with a lot of big hearts," Roberts said.
To the memorial run, Roberts brought his two daughters to show them what good can come out of something like this.
"I think it is important for them to see the good in people. This portrays the good in people, because this is a very selfless thing that not only our community to help the healing but for people we don't know," he said.
For others who showed up to the memorial run on Sunday, it was more than just showing support to the victims or donating money, it was a way to let their emotions go.
Justin Rosas was at the Boston Marathon and crossed the finish like a little less than an hour before the first bomb went off.
"We were a bout 50 to 60 yards away from the second bombing when it occurred and we were between the two bombings when the two occurred," said Rosas.
By his side was his wife and family member who had come to see him and luckily they were out of harms way.
To Rosas, the memorial run at Lost Creek Lake showed him how much his community cared.
"It's heart warming, it makes you believe in love again, it makes you believe in the power of humanity to come together and for something better we saw this week," Rosas said.
The memorial run raised $2000 before the event started and hope to raised more than $5000 before the day ended. All the funds raised will go to Neighborhood House Charter School, where nine-year-old victim Martin Richard went to school.
To donate to Boston Marathon victims, visit http://onefundboston.org/