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NEW DATE: Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

April 14, 2014
On April 14, men in red high heels will again raise funds and awareness to end sexual violence.

imageCHESTERTOWN, MD—Hairy male legs will again wobble down Washington Avenue in red high heels to raise awareness about sexual violence when Washington College’s 5th Annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event gets underway Monday, April 7. The event, which also raises funds for local counseling and the Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, Inc., will begin at the Casey Academic Forum on the College campus at 4:30 p.m. and end at Fountain Park at about 5:20 p.m.

During the event, men don red high heels and, together with friends and supporters, walk from the College to Fountain Park, symbolically walking a mile in the shoes of sexual assault victims around the world.  Although heels will only be provided for men who register for the event, everyone is encouraged to walk with them in a show of support. The public also is invited to be at Fountain Park  to greet the participants and cheer their completion of the walk. 

Advance registration is required, although the $5.00 fee can be paid the day of the event. The fee covers the entry fee, shoe “rental” and a free t-shirt to wear during the event.  To register or for more information, contact Janett Matthews at 410-810-5737 or Jmatthews2@washcoll.edu by end of day Monday, March 31. 

There is also information on the event’s Facebook page.

 Community members greet the walkers as they reach Fountain Park in the 2013 Walk a Mile event.


Last modified on Apr. 14th at 4:56pm by Kay MacIntosh.