On behalf of Safe Haven Ministries, thank you for another successful Running For Jenny season! Whether you ran the distance, cheered on the sidelines or sponsored our team, your support made all the difference. Thank you!

Jenny’s Story

Jennifer (Jenny) Heeren was a 29-year old Grand Rapids resident who lost her life to domestic violence. On July 7, 2011, just three days after she fled her abusive husband, Rodrick Dantzler, Dantzler shot and killed Jenny, their daughter, Kamrie, Jennifer’s parents, Tom and Rebecca, and three other individuals.

Following this tragic event, the family of the Heerens chose Safe Haven Ministries as a recipient of memorial donations, and expressed their desire to help end the epidemic of domestic violence in our community.

As part of that desire, the Heeren family partnered with Safe Haven Ministries, and in May of 2012, began the first Running For Jenny team.

Continuing the tradition, family, friends, and community members unite annually as the Running For Jenny team, and participate in the River Bank Run in an effort to raise awareness and funds to prevent domestic violence.

Thank you to the 2016 Running For Jenny Sponsors!

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For more information or ways to get involved, connect with our Development Team at 616-452-6664 or development@safehavenministries.org