Jenny, a survivor of domestic violence, attended one of Susan Omilian’s My Avenging Angel Workshops,™ supported by CT-ALIVE’s Never Going Back to Abuse Project in March 2011. The work she did in the two-day workshop inspired her to continue her journey from survivor to “thriver” and she began running again. Starting with half and full marathons, Jenny chronicled her story on her blog, The Running Thriver and began a fundraising campaign for CT-ALIVE which she calls Running for the Color Purple.
For many Octobers to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Jenny ran a race that pushed her limits as a runner and athlete. She ran the Bimbler’s Bluff 50K, a grueling, off-road foot race through woodland preserves in Connecticut. Finishing that race in nine hours, she raised $1,000 for CT-ALIVE from family and friends to support the free motivational workshop that helped her on her journey thriving!