Hundreds of people turned out for a walk-a-thon Saturday morning at Escondido High School to support missing teenager Amber Dubois and her family.
"We're going to find her,” Amber's mother Carrie McGonigle said. “The fact that we haven't found her is a good sign, because to me she's not dead."
Saturday marked anniversary of the 14-year-old girl’s disappearance. The four-hour event included a promenade around the campus track by sponsored walkers, a raffle and a silent auction. All money raised will go to the Amber Dubois search fund. Her father, Maurice Dubois, said the turnout would mean a lot to Amber.
“She'd be shocked. She'd be really shocked at how many people showed up, very thankful though."
Amber’s anguished parents are desperate after twelve tireless months and still no sign of her. The Escondido High School student was last seen February 13th walking to school. Her parents hope the walk-a-thon will raise awareness.
"We'll never lose hope, Dubois said. “Hope never sleeps.”