Walk in her shoes event aims to raise awareness of sexual violence

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

A team from Bakers of Milford takes part in the Walk a Mile event last year. (Photo by Ralph Petitti)

The Rape Crisis Center of Milford will hold its 8th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes: The Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence event on Sunday, April 27.

Registration will begin at noon and the walk kicks-off at 1 p.m. Participants will stroll one mile from Lisman Landing, around the green and back to Lisman Landing while wearing a pair of woman’s shoes. Walkers are asked to use their imagination in choosing footwear. The event is held rain or shine.

This year’s walk is sponsored by Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Stonebridge Restaurant and The Milford Bank. There is no registration fee, but each walker is encouraged to collect sponsorship donations.

Prizes and awards will be given out to the biggest team, most money raised, highest heel plus more. All registered walkers who collect at least $25 in donations will receive a walk t-shirt to commemorate the event.

Founded in 1974, the Rape Crisis Center of Milford is a not-for-profit social service agency working to end sexual violence through victim assistance, prevention, education and public policy advocacy.

The center provides free and confidential services to the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, and West Haven. Certified Sexual Assault Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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