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Mount Clemens, Mich. – March 14, 2022 Turning Point, an agency whose mission is to empower domestic and sexual violence survivors through comprehensive services and resources, will host its 6th annual fundraiser, Stepping Out with the Stars, in partnership with the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Sterling Heights. The event will be held Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Palazzo Grande Banquet & Event Center, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township.

“This exciting and fun event serves as an opportunity for community members to provide their continued support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  It also allows Turning Point to advocate for the community action necessary to help end domestic and sexual violence,” stated Sharman Davenport, Turning Point President/CEO.

WDIV News Anchor Evrod Cassimy will return as the evening’s emcee. The following community partners will be dancing at the event: William Potthoff, James Huttenlocher, Catherine Kellie, and Brooke Kircher. To support the dancers, vote online at

The event’s presenting sponsor is Huntington Bank.

“Huntington Bank is a purpose-driven company, and our main goal is looking out for all people. That is why we are proud to support such a worthy cause like Turning Point,” said Southeast Michigan Regional President Eric Dietz. “We believe in giving back to the community, and we know Turning Point helps people every day and makes positive changes in the lives of so many.”

Huntington Bank has a long history of helping consumers and businesses improve their financial well-being. Looking out for people guides the bank to be a catalyst for positive change to improve the economic vitality, financial security, and sustainable future for those we serve. To learn more about Huntington’s efforts in the community visit

Additional sponsors include Ascension Health, O’Conner Dentistry, Huttenlocher Group, Beaumont, Lee-Elena Funeral Home, and UAW Region One. Doors open for the Stepping Out with the Stars event at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m. With a limited number of available tickets, advance ticket purchase is required. Ticket includes dinner, open premium bar, dancing, raffles, and a silent auction; $100 per person, table of 10 is $900. For tickets or more information, visit

About Turning Point 
Turning Point provides comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, their loved ones, and the community. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, trauma advocacy/counseling, personal protection order assistance, legal advocacy, forensic nurse exams, first response advocacy, prevention, and community education. Second Hand Rose, another Turning Point service, provides survivors with gently used items while providing an opportunity for the community to donate and shop. Serving Metro Detroit for more than 40 years, Turning Point has helped over 100,000 survivors. Visit for more information.

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