The event will feature men with their hearts in the right place, walking in high heels to help educate others about gender violence. Women and girls are invited to walk, too.
''The top 12 individuals who raise the most funds for the Rape Crisis Center will receive a red chocolate stiletto by Fairlawn's own North Coast Expressions,'' said event spokeswoman Mary Hartz. ''The chocolate stiletto may also be purchased by family and friends walking in the event or for any shoe lover. The limited edition red stiletto designed specifically for the event will be offered now through April 29 for $30, with $5 from the sale of every shoe going to the Rape Crisis Center.''
Organized by the Office of Student Development and student interns, the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will send men in bright red four-inch heels wobbling down Washington Avenue to raise awareness of sexual violence issues. Through registration fees and donations, the march also will support the Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, a nonprofit that provides mental-health services throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A $5 fee is required, with all proceeds going to For All Seasons. Each registered walk participant—male, female, heels or no heels—will receive an event T-shirt. Deadline for registering to walk in heels is April 18, however, registrations will be accepted until the start of the walk. (Rain date for the event is May 5.)
Delaware County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and the Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services
More than 30 men have signed on to walk one mile along Sandusky Street and across Ohio Wesleyan University campus — in high-heeled shoes.
The third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event begins at noon Saturday on the JAYWalk on Ohio Wesleyan campus, just north of Spring Street, and serves as a way to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
Thursday night dozens of students and parents and community members gathered in the parking lot of St. Martin de Porres High School to take a stand against sexual violence.
It's in honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Participants rallied against domestic violence and sexual assault before marching, holding signs and chanting.
Take Back the Night is organized by students and teachers at St. Martin de Porres High School, with support from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the Domestic Violence Center of Greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team.
Columbia County’s very first “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, which takes place in many cityies across the country each year, will give residents a chance to raise awareness about sexual assault and gender violence by donning pairs of high heels and strutting for one mile from the IGA market to Columbia View Park in St. Helens. There will be music, prizes and a presentation. The walk begins at noon on April 16. A $13 registration fee includes a T-shirt.
Proceeds from the walk will go toward Safe Harbor's Sexual Assault and PEACE group. The cost is $15 per walker, and refreshments and favors will be provided.
This is the second annual event. Last year, 60 walkers, including members of agencies including Safe Harbor, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sheboygan County Victim Witness and Lakeland College participated, raising $472.
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