Rep Smith joins 5k Run/Walk Honoring Samantha Josephson

#WHATSMYNAME 5k Run/Walk Held In Robbinsville In Honor of Samantha Josephson


Sydney, Seymour and Marci Josephson, with Rep. Chris Smith who has authored “Sami’s Law” on a Federal level and has passed the House in July, at the run/walk this morning.

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Hundreds turned out for the #WHATSMYNAME 5K Run/ 1M Walk in honor of, Samantha Josephson. The run/walk supports the What’s My Name Foundation’s efforts regarding Ride Share Safety education.

The 5K run kicked off a little after 9 am and the 1 mile walk started about the same time this morning.

Samantha grew up in Robbinsville and was Robbinsville High School graduate and was attending University of South Carolina when a rideshare tragedy happened.

On March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, a 21 year-old senior at the University of South Carolina, was kidnapped and murdered when she was targeted by a person posing as a rideshare driver.  Immediately following this unfathomable tragedy,  Samantha’s parents, Seymour and Marci Josephson, set out to educate others on the importance of ride share safety so that no other family would have to suffer this kind of loss.

“Sami’s Law” was authored by Rep. Chris Smith and passed the house in July by a unanimous read more about it here: “Sami’s Law” Passes The House.


The #WHATSMYNAME Foundation was established in honor of, Samantha Josephson.  Our mission is to educate the world on ride share safety, supporting charitable organizations and providing college scholarships to selected high school seniors.  Samantha may be gone but our goal for the rest of our time on earth is to share her story and make a lasting change.

Before you get in a ride share ask “What’s my name?” and remember hers.

#WHATSMYNAME 5k Run/Walk Held In Robbinsville In Honor of Samantha Josephson