written by Zakary Bray
Saturday Sept. 16, UPIKE Greek Life and some first-year students to help assist in the 5K Walk/Run to Prevent Domestic Violence hosted by Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. The Turning Point organization is located in Prestonsburg, Ky., and has a mission to help end domestic violence. The organization also provides services, such as therapy and a shelter, for domestic violence victims. “We had a total of 54 participants at the 5K/walk that day. This was our first annual 5K/walk, and we would like to thank the community for all of their support for this cause. Turning Point is there to help anyone that’s in an abusive intimate relationship,” Heather Samons, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services case manager said about the event. The Delta Alpha Lambda fraternity, one of the groups who volunteered, also committed their time and resources to any future event or any other area the organization may need help in. “One of the founding principles, set forth by our Founding Fathers of the fraternity, is to help end and spread awareness about domestic violence. We have a long history of working with organizations, such as Judi’s Place, in order to do so. We are extremely excited about building another connection, with Turning Point, to help make this possible,” senior Chris Figg, Delta Alpha Lambda President said about working with the organization in the future.