Registration for Nation-Wide Walk is Free With Donation
On Saturday, April 21, Safenet Services will host its 8th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
“In an effort to get more people involved, we have decided to waive the traditional $25 registration fee and instead offer registration free with a donation,” said Alexandra Seifried, Development Specialist.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an award winning, nation-wide walk-a-thon in which participants are encouraged to literally walk one mile in women’s shoes. It is a playful opportunity to raise awareness in the community about the serious causes and effects of violence against women. Participants are encouraged to wear red and teal to help raise awareness of Sexual Assault.
The one mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Gazebo Park following a brief ceremony. The event focuses on bringing men into the conversation but is open to everyone, including dogs.
“Domestic violence and sexual assault are not just women’s issues,” said Donna Grabow, Safenet’s executive director. “One in four women is a victim. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual violence.”
The first 150 to preregister online will receive a free walk t-shirt. Following the walk, all participants will be invited to celebrate with a free meal – hotdogs, chips, and drink – and music.
“We will also have our Pet Parade and Red Shoe Runway Competition back this year with awards given to ‘Best Dressed,’ ‘Team That Raised the Most Money,’ ‘Team With The Most Walkers,’ and ‘College/High School Group With Most Walkers,’” Grabow said.
To find out more about the nationwide Walk a Mile in her Shoes initiative, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org.