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Updated Jan 8, 2013 - 9:34 am

Family's organization honors victim of Tucson tragedy

Gabe Zimmerman

TUCSON, Ariz. -- On the second anniversary of the Tragedy in Tucson, the father of one of the victims said he continues to grieve the loss of his son, but is making an effort move beyond it.

"Frankly, I think about Gabe every day and have times every day when I'm sad, miss him and wish things would be different," said Ross Zimmerman, father of congressional aide Gabe Zimmerman, who was 30.

In 2012, the Zimmerman family created the organization Beyond.

"Beyond is an annual community-wide event that occurs the first Saturday of every year to commemorate the anniversary of Jan. 8. The event is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community and encourages Arizonans to come together, get outside and be physically active."

Through this organization, the Zimmermans hope to encourage people to do something healthy and positive for themselves and their loved ones.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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