This past Saturday, nearly 1000 people met at the Claremont Middle School and participated in a 5K walk/fun run for a the cause of preventing violence, promoting respect, and strengthening lives. Turning Points Network, the host of the event, has since announced that the event was a smashing success, as they broke their record for amount of money raised, reeling in over $96,000, which is $20,000 more than last year.
The event brought out people from every walk of life and from countless different organizations, including sports teams, faith communities, police and fire departments, a well as friends and families. Participants in the fun run were able to enjoy refreshments, fresh fruits, and baked goods, which were all provided by local businesses and individuals.
The funds from the event will go towards needed repairs to Turning Points Network’s 16-bed emergency shelter, prevention education programs, and all their direct services. Saturday’s event stands to show how communities can come together to truly impact the lives of so many around them.
Congratulations to all who participated and to Turning Points Network for smashing their record from last year.