Family and friends remember Brianna Kupfer, a UCLA student who was killed in an attack on a furniture store


Those who loved Brianna Kupfer made sure her 25th birthday was special even though she couldn’t be there.

family and friends of UCLA Graduate student hosted the “Run For Brianna, Run For Love” on Saturday.

It has been almost 3 months since a homeless man entered the furniture store where Kupfer worked, according to police stabbed her.

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“We miss her,” said Todd Kupfer, her father.

Kupfer says a friend of Brianna came up with the idea for the event after she was murdered in January.

“It’s a day to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company and really think about them throughout the day,” Kupfer added.

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Hundreds of people who knew Brianna crowded the Brentwood School track to run, do yoga and eventually release butterflies.

“We have a lot of memories with her in this very place, so it feels kind of bittersweet to be back,” said Kendall Zeidner, who graduated with copper from Brentwood School in 2015.

All of the money raised on Saturday went to the Briana Kupfer Foundation.

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