One small step for women, one giant leap for mankind.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an annual event where men walk a mile in high heels in an effort to raise awareness and money to stop rape and sexual assault.
What started as a small group of men marching around a park in heels has grown into a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.
“People need to be aware that domestic violence, rape and other assaults on women do happen, even in a community such as Utah County,” says Lindsee Anderson, who organized the first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Utah Valley. “This gives them a voice and helps them see they can do something about it.”
Now in its second year here in Utah County, the walk is scheduled for April 9 at the Orem City Center at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited — men and women — to wear their own high heels for the mile walk. Participants are also asked to donate $5. Profits are donated to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.
Go to www.cwcic.org/walk to register for the April 9 event.