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Fundraiser benefits foundation dedicated to murdered college student


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Folks gathered at the Fortunate Glass to downtown Wilmington tonight to raise money for Journey4Josh.

The organization was founded in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, who was murdered by four people during a robbery downtown in December 2012.

Journey4Josh aims to help provide young children with ways to find their passions and set them on a positive path for the future.

"My hope is that maybe there'll be one less Josh Proutey in the world if we get a hold of children at a young age and give them an option of hope, a different path," Josh's mom Patty said.

Journey4Josh will continue to raise money to help send children to camps and introduce them to the arts.

Patty Proutey hopes that through this organization, Josh will be remembered for the strong young man he was rather than as a victim.

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