A fundraising event to benefit families and others affected by the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting is taking place in Fairhaven.

Organizers of the "Fairhaven Remembers Newtown" Memorial Walk met with the Board of Selectmen Thursday to discuss plans for the event at Cushman Park. Participants will be able to walk the track and write messages of support for the people of Newtown. Organizer Sharon Lacroix-Anderson hopes the event brings the community closer together.

All donations collected will go directly to recovery efforts in Newtown, and can be made ahead of the event at Fairhaven Town Hall. The memorial walk takes place on Saturday, January 5th from 3-7pm at Cushman Park. You can learn more about the event by visiting the group's Facebook page, "Fairhaven Remembers Newtown."