Steppin’ Up to End Violence is a unique community event and fundraiser that Turning Points Network has held in Claremont for 11 years and counting. It is the signature fundraising event for TPN. Every year it grows and expands, due mainly to the incredible individuals and teams “steppin’ up” to walk, stroll, jog or run to end violence in their communities. Last year, Steppin’ Up raised over $102,000 for survivors and programs - an amazing achievement!
The funds generated from Steppin’ Up go towards support, services, and programs for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking in Sullivan County, as well as toward our prevention education programs in local schools. These programs cover topics such as healthy relationships, respect, compassion, bullying, personal safety, and sexual harassment. Some of our services to survivors include a 24-hour crisis and support line, emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups, court, medical and social services advocacy, and a safe home network. All of our services are free to survivors.
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8:30 -9:45 am Registration
9:45 am. Pre-Walk Rally
10:00 am Walk begins at Claremont Middle School
11:00 a.m. Post-walk rally and refreshments
11:30 a.m. Event ends
There is no registration fee to participate in Steppin’ Up; the majority of funds raised for TPN at this event are raised through the efforts of individuals and teams. Teams can number any size – from 2 people to 100! They can include your family, friends, or the employees of your entire company. Individuals and teams fundraise through pledge forms and/or our online fundraising site, FirstGiving, or any number of other creative ideas. Past ideas have included bake sales, auctions, raffle baskets, and bingo nights. Runners are welcome and encouraged to participate. Although Steppin’ Up is not a competitive run, there is a clock for you to time yourself.