Jeff Farmer wrote -I am running the Boston Marathon to help stop domestic violence. I have been a part of Turning Point since I was 6 years old. Turning Point is the only comprehensive domestic violence agency and emergency shelter in McHenry County, IL. Last year alone, they helped over 1,600 clients. Of those, 211 were children, 30 were under the age of 5. I am running to keep the doors open to all women and children that need a safe place to go. Domestic violence effects so many people and many don’t have anywhere to turn. Turning Point offers shelter and safety to women and children who are fleeing abuse, even in the middle of the night. I am also running as a show of support to the staff at Turning Point, as well. They make all of the amazing work the agency does possible, especially when the state government is not paying any of its bills, so Turning Point is not receiving any state funding. The staff is lead by the Executive Director, Jane Farmer, who also happens to be my mother. She fights everyday to help this community and does so with compassion and integrity. Her hard work and dedication to what she does makes running 26.2 miles look like a walk in the park. My Goal is to raise $5,000. I want to not only hit this goal, but I want to shatter this goal! I want to show the clients and staff at Turning Point that they are cared for and supported by many. With all the coverage of domestic violence in the media lately, there has been a lot of talk about it. Unfortunately, all that talk hasn’t been enough to incite people to donate to those most affected by this horrible social issue. The women and children need the strength of the community to help them live without fear and abuse. I’m running Boston, and making a donation of my own to start us off, what are you going to do?