Catena Parker Foundation to host walk for missing children
10/11/2019, 6 a.m.
The Catena L. Parker Foundation for Missing Children is hosting its annual walk to call attention to the issue of missing children 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 12.
The walk will begin at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., head east to 3rd and Broad streets and return to the museum for a reception and fellowship.
The walk is free, with donations to benefit the foundation that provides emotional support and assistance to families of missing children.
The foundation was started in 1994 by the family of 17- year-old Catena L. Parker, a Richmond Community High School honor student who was abducted Sept. 18, 1990, on her way home from a class at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her remains were found behind the museum on Jan. 6, 1991; her abductor has never been found.
The foundation offers support to the families and friends of missing persons through monthly meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the museum, provides information to enable easier child identification and works to educate the public about potential dangers and threats.