The Sarah Jones Film Foundation raised more than $34,000 in walkathons today intended to promote film and TV production safety after Jones’ death on a Georgia film set in February. As Deadline wrote last month, cast and crew members from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals organized the walkathons as part of the #SlatesForSarah initiative, in part because a number of people in their ranks had worked with Jones on film and TV projects.
The walkathons took place in Santa Monica, Calif., New York and Atlanta, with dozens of participants walking 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) tweeting and posting photographs from the events, urging others to donate to the foundation. Jones’ parents established the foundation to promote production safety after her death on the Midnight Rider set when a train plowed through while filming was going on. Four of that film’s lead production people have been indicted on felony charges and cited for safety violations. The film has been shut down amid a spate of civil suits.
Among those taking part today were Julie Plec, executive producer of both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Jones would have turned 28 on Sept. 22. Below are a few of the posts by Plec, the @SlatesForSarah Twitter feed and other participants from the day’s events. Click through to see all of each tweet’s photo: