Stage Strong Fit-A-Thon
CORNING, N.Y.(WENY)-- In 2015, Kelley Stage was killed in a murder-for-hire plot by her husband, Thomas Clayton. Years later, her community is still grieving her loss. Kelley had two children, a daughter and a son, that are now without their mother. Journey 333 in Corning wanted to find a way to help the family in anyway they could. So, on Saturday, the fitness center held an eight-hour long Fit-A-Thon to help raise money for Kelley's kids trust funds. Kelley was once an active member of the center, and they wanted to recognize that she is still in their hearts and minds.
"We're all about community here at journey, so I thought a great community event was to give back to the family and all of the funds that are brought in today will go to support the kids trust funds. I don't think there is a better reason to come together for a community event then to support Kelley Stage. She was an awesome individual, strong, she was beautiful, great spirit and it still hurts, still hurts to know shes no longer with us, all though she is with us in our hearts," says Jeremy Purifoy, Owner of Journey 333 in Corning.
This is the first year that the Journey 333 held this event but, they would like to make it an annual tradition to not only help Kelley's children, but to raise awareness about domestic violence.