June 18, 2018
It is with great excitment to announce that Kristin's Fund will be at the 2018 Boilermaker Road Race Health & Fitness Expo presented by The Fitness Mill, spreading our message to end domestic violence and raising awareness to save lives. Together with Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, we will be on site at booth 96 with information, Kristin's Fund t-shirts, and answering questions.
The Fitness Mill Health and Wellness Expo will take place on Friday, July 6th from 12pm - 7pm at Mohawk Valley Community College. The healthy lifestyle event offers something for everyone, including a food court, live entertainment, race merchandise, interactive booths, a runners' forum, and more. For more information, visit www.boilermaker.com/expo/.
Catholic Charities of Herkimer County, located on 61 West Street in Ilion, New York, offers crisis and support services to victims of domestic violence in addition to community education and training. "Kristin, my brother and I grew up in Frankfort," Gina Pearce, co-founder of Kristin's Fund said. "Since that is where Kristin spent her formative years, we felt that helping to educate youth about healthy relationships and intimate partner violence in Herkimer County was a great place to start, with Oneida, Otsego, and other bordering counties to follow."
The mission of Kristin's Fund is to serve as a catalyst for community collaboration and fund programs and services that focus on domestic violence awareness, prevention and education. "To continue our efforts and to do what we can to prevent another family from losing a loved one by raising awareness" Joe Palumbo, Kristin's Fund co-founder, said.
In 2016, the domestic violence program at Catholic Charities of Herkimer County provided services to approximately 500 individuals. The 24-hour hotline received 1,300 calls and 50 individuals found safety and support in confidential safe dwelling. Catholic Charities of Herkimer County is a 501(c)3 organization. Kristin's Fund is fiscally sponsored by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. www.kristinsfund.com