Mackey, who grew up in Hays, volunteered to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and served as a lobbyist for the National Organization for Women.
After Mackey was slain, her family and friends launched a national campaign to help her service live on through others called Eleven Hundred Torches, so named for the number of mourners at her funeral.
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