On Jan. 7, 2011, the 40-year-old Tami Swartz, a Hummelstown native was killed in a vehicle accident when the driver of a second vehicle pushed another car head-on into hers.

She was survived by her husband, Jason Musser, two daughters, Elise, 13, and Layne, 11. Her family, friends and neighbors said they will always respect and admire her for her generous heart.

To perpetuate her legacy, her sister-in-law, Tara Swartz, and other family members will hold the TJ5K Fallen Leaf Run/Walk on Sept. 8 at Masonic Village to raise money for the Tami Swartz Musser Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship fund was established earlier this year; Jason Musser said he had discussed with family about doing a run/walk such as this that could memorialize his wife.

Tami Musser was a social worker at Masonic Village and love to walk the campus trails. Participants on Sept. 8 will walk or run those same trails.

The scholarship gave $1,000 this May and each year a scholarship will go to a graduating and deserving senior of Lower Dauphin High School which Tami Musser’s alma mater. The beneficiary must pursue social work or the medical profession and actively involved in the community.

Jason Musser said that his wife was the eternal social worker and she loved everything about Hummelstown and Lower Dauphin. He, Elise and Layne will participate in the event.

Proceeds from the 5K will be shared with the Arline M. Hughes Caring Fund, established at Masonic Village to enhance the quality of life for residents.

The donation for participating will be $25, $20 for students and senior citizens and deadline to register is Sept. 6. Go to www.active.com.

This is the tragedy of car accidents which would claim the lives of people who can do a lot for their community.

If you were injured in a car accident, please contact an experienced  car accident lawyer who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages as well as pain and suffering.

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