Orange County

onePULSE Rainbow Run honors 49 victims of the Pulse tragedy

ORLANDO, Fla. — June 12 will mark the sixth anniversary of the Pulse tragedy.

On Saturday, thousands of people endured the rainy weather to show their support for the 49 victims during the Sixth Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run & CommUNITY Festival.


Saturday’s event benefits the onePULSE Foundation and National Pulse Memorial and Museum.

The theme of the week is unity, and for many of those who came out today, the run was about more than just crossing the finish line.

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Ally Rex is running the 4.9K in honor of her friend Louis Vielma.

“I actually knew one of the victims, Louis Vielma, I worked with him at Universal,” Rex said. “I had heard from you know, everybody else that I knew who could have potentially been there. Everybody else except for Louis.”

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Pulse remembrance week will also include an annual vigil held Monday night at the University of Central Florida.

On Thursday, the Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra plan to dedicate a performance to the 49 victims.

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On June 12, the onePULSE Foundation will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Pulse Interim Memorial.

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