BOSTON (CBS) — The family of Boston Marathon victim Lu Lingzi has announced the launch of the Lingzi Foundation. Lingzi was a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from Shenyang, China.

The non-profit will aim to “provide educational opportunities for courageous, adventurous and ambitious students like Lingzi and support organizations that are making a positive impact on their community.”

The Lingzi Foundation has eight runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon, aiming to raise money for the new charitable organization.

“Lingzi was a bright and confident young woman who yearned for life, loved beauty, and pursued happiness,” said Lingzi’s father, Lu Jun. “The Lingzi Foundation will honor the life and dreams of our beloved daughter. She was full of life and compassion and enjoyed a splendid life experience here in Boston.”

The charity will collaborate with local organizations, such as Boston University and Discovering Justice.

The Lingzi Foundation will offer scholarships to students who share Lingzi’s drive to enrich lives and support other organizations that aim to better the community.



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