Community joins the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire to
‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’
Annual march against domestic and sexual violence in Merrimack County takes place on
Wednesday, October 7 at White Park in Concord
Concord, NH—Registration for the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire’s second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is now open. The second annual march raises awareness and critical funds for domestic and sexual violence victim/survivors in Merrimack County. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, October 7 at White Park in Concord, NH from 4:30- 7 pm.
Sponsored by Eastern Bank, Concord Eye Center, Merrimack County Savings Bank and with support of many local businesses, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (WAM2015) asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: domestic & sexual violence. This event is not just for men and boys. Everyone is invited.
“One of the most asked questions we received last year was ‘do you have to be a man to participate?’” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes co-Chair, Dr. Marianne Fleischman commented. “You definitely do not. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an inclusive event. We want men, women and children to come down and participate. Of course, the men in heels really do steal the show.”
WAM2015 will begin at 5:30 p.m., October 7, with registration starting at 4:30 p.m. Walk-in registrants are welcome. Registration fees are $25, using the discount code “earlybird” until September 23rd, youth 18 and under are $10 and kids 5 and under are free. Men are encouraged (but not required) to walk in women's high-heeled shoes, a limited supply will be available for purchase at the event.
Advanced registration is encouraged by visiting www.firstgiving.com/crisiscenterofcentralnh.
Last year, over 250 participants came out in the rain and raised over $25,000 to provide prevention education and community outreach. The goal for this year’s event is to raise $35,000 to provide direct services such as CCCNH’s 24/7 crisis line, court and hospital advocates, emergency shelter and support groups to victim/survivors throughout Merrimack County. It is estimated that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be the victims of domestic & sexual violence in their lifetimes. For more information visit www.CCCNH.org.
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