2017-02-08 / Local

Date announced for Steppin' Up to End Violence Walk and Fun Run

CLAREMONT — Turning Points Network celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and its 11th annual Steppin’ Up to End Violence Walk and Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 6.

Anne Park of Granite State College will lead this year’s challenge as Honorary Chair of Steppin’ Up, supporting TPN’s commitment to raise $105,000 to assist survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

“No other agency in Sullivan County does more to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families,” said Park. “Turning Points Network is there at every step from providing a 16-bed emergency shelter to counseling, court advocacy, assistance with employment, returning to school and transitional housing as well as presenting a wide range of violence-prevention education programs to Sullivan County schools to stop the pattern of violence before it begins."

More than 80 teams are expected to “step up” along with sponsors and donors who are pledging their support for the event, which follows a highly visible route through downtown Claremont.

“Steppin’ Up is a vital annual fundraiser,” said Turning Points Networks Executive Director Deb Mozden. “In our 40th year of providing free services to all who need them, our work is more important than ever as we join in solidarity with our community to reduce and eliminate personal violence in all its forms.”

For more information or to volunteer, call Mozden at (603)  542-8338.

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