Executive Director of Parents of Murdered Children, Dan Levey is shown during the 29th national Parents of Murdered Children conference at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"It's really like a family reunion in a sense," said Dan Levey, the group's executive director.
More than 300 group leaders and members from the organization's 60 chapters across the U.S. attended.
They wore T-shirts and pins in honor of family members who died.
They chatted, hugged and sometimes cried throughout the kickoff memorial ceremony.
"We're primarily a support group," Levey
Each case is different, but there's a common denominator for everyone in the room, Levey
said, himself included.
They've all gotten that one call that changed everything.
way to the nonprofit after his
brother was killed in a random attack in Phoenix in 1996.
"We're in this together," Levey
The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
does not have a chapter in Southern Nevada, but Levey
said they are working on creating one.