Bar Harbor Bank & Trust to Serve as Honorary Chair and Lead Sponsor of Turning Points Network’s Steppin’ Up 5K Walk and Fun Run

Claremont, New Hampshire (April 3, 2024) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce it is serving as honorary chair and lead sponsor for the 18th Annual Steppin’ Up to End Violence 5K Walk and Fun Run. The event, which will be held on Saturday, May 4 in Claremont, New Hampshire, will raise money to support Turning Point Network’s mission to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

“We are excited to serve as the honorary chair for this year’s Steppin’ Up to End Violence event,” said Shelley Griswold, Vice President Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “Turning Points Network plays such an important role in keeping our community safe, and we are honored to help raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Turning Points Network is a private, nonprofit agency and member program of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The agency offers direct, no-cost services including a 24-hour crisis and support line, shelter, safe housing, case management, court advocacy, safety planning, transportation, peer counseling, support groups, personal advocacy, economic independence training, transitional housing services, information and referral, and emergency childcare. Turning Points Network also offers school and community-based prevention education and outreach to more than 2400 students annually.

“A significant rise in violence and sexual abuse experienced by young women and teens during the past year underscores the tremendous need for direct services and prevention,” said Pascale N. Graham, Executive Director of Turning Points Network. “We are grateful to have Bar Harbor Bank & Trust partner with us as we work to end relationship abuse in our community."

Turning Points Network has set a fundraising goal of $100,000 for the 2024 Steppin’ Up to End Violence 5K Walk and Fun Run. More than 50 teams are expected to participate. Registration starts at 8:30 am at Claremont Middle School, and the event starts at 10:00 am. Participants will follow a highly visible route from the school and through historic downtown Claremont.

Visit to register for the event, donate to a team, or learn more about Turning Points Network.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.9 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.