HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Men walk a mile in high heels for charity

Redwood Times

1046 days ago   Article ID# 1510278
Original URL

 

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

GARBERVILLE, CALIFORNIA (Redwood Times) - On Saturday, April 7, at Arts Alive, North Coast Rape Crisis Team will host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, an award-winning event that encourages men to wear high heels and walk a mile for charity. This event will not only raise funds, but it will kick off sexual assault awareness month.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® events are political and performance art with public, personal and existential messages. At a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event there is no distinction between performer and audience. The purpose is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about the causes of sexualized violence, provides them with prevention and remediation strategies and empowers them to further develop and implement knowledge and skills interpersonally and politically.

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, one in six American women is a survivor of sexual assault and only 40% of survivors report the incident. As many as 73% of survivors know their assailants, so talking about sexual assault may actually prevent it from happening to someone you love. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® gets communities discussing sexual violence in a fun event for men, women and children.

The event will feature local politicians, fireman, police officers, veterans, and local businesses. Massage therapists from Eureka Spa will be available to rub participants’ achy feet after the walk.

Shoe selection and rally begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in Old Town with the Walk starting at 6:30 p.m.

To register to walk or donate to the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, contact Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak at vp24@humboldt.edu or (530) 448-9458.

Copyright 2015 Redwood Times   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1046 days ago   Article ID# 1510278

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®    Visit Website

<< Return To Community Service News

Action Center

Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study

Action: Climate Change

Sea level rise in the past two decades has accelerated faster than previously thought in a sign of climate change threatening ...

Britain commits U.S. $1.65 million for Kenya wildlife conservation

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The British government has committed 1.65 million U.S. dollars towards wildlife conservation in Kenya and to fight the rising ...

A giant step in fight against illegal logging

Action: Stop Deforestation

Despite his relentless efforts to stamp out illegal logging since taking office almost a year ago, Chief Minister Datuk Patin ...

Final reckoning looms for BP in Deepwater Horizon case

Action: Stop Pollution

This Tuesday, close to five years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig claimed 11 lives and poured millions of ...

Ontario moves to ban the sale of killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Is the end of captivity near for Ontario’s killer whales?

On Tuesday, the provincial government promised to in ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.