Step Into Action

On Sunday, September 8th, 2013 over 100 people gathered to walk in the first Step Into Action Walk-A-Thon organized by the Women of the Oxford Houses.

Highlights of the day included a 3 mile walk on the Burlington Bike Path, a lunchtime barbecue, music provided by D Jay Baron, and games played at Oakledge Park.


The purpose of the event was to recognize the important role that The Turning Point Center plays in the lives of so many people recovering from substance abuse issues in the Burlington Vermont area.

The funds raised from this event benefited The Turning Point Center, and are estimated to be between $3,000 and $4,000. They were raised through registrations fees, a silent auction, a 50-50 raffle, and corporate sponsorship.

Raffle Donors:

  • 44 Life
  • Alex & Ani
  • Barrio Bakery
  • Bolton Valley
  • BVT Threads
  • Fuego Fitness
  • Grimard Designs
  • Hammond Pond Dental Associates
  • Hotel Vermont
  • Inn at Lareau Farm
  • Jiffy Mart
  • Leonardo’s Pizza
  • Leunigs
  • Magnolia Bistro
  • Merril Roxy Movie Theater
  • Move You Fitness
  • Nate’s Automotive
  • Orange Lead Frozen Yogurt
  • Panera Bread
  • Pizzeria Veritas
  • Redbox
  • South End Studio
  • Sweetwater’s
  • The Edge
  • The Guild
  • The Spot
  • Tradewinds
  • UVM Athletics
  • UVM Bookstore
  • Vermont Pub

Additional Sponsors:

  • Applebees
  • City Market
  • Frito lay
  • Guild Restaurant
  • Halvorson’s Upstreet Cafe
  • Shaw’s
  • Starbucks
  • YMCA

Primary Sponsors:

  • Burlington Labs
  • Hanniford’s
  • McKenzie’s
  • Plymouth House
  • Texas Roadhouse Restaurants
  • Tower Management