Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!
‘WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES’ AT DOWNTOWN DELAWARE’S MAY 1 FIRST FRIDAY
Annual Event Raises Funds, Awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness, Prevention
DELAWARE, Ohio – The community is invited to don sneakers, sandals, or even stilettos to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at downtown Delaware’s May 1 First Friday event. The annual walk raises awareness and funds for domestic violence awareness and prevention.
The entertaining and informational First Friday event is organized by the Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services and Main Street Delaware, with sponsorship from Terra Nova Community Church, 425 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.
The walk is free and open to everyone, and participants are encouraged to wear high heels for the mile-long march. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the walk starting at 6 p.m. at the intersection of West Winter and North Sandusky streets.
The event is intended to open up discussion about sexual violence and to highlight agencies in place to help victims.
“It’s important to let victims know they’re not alone, that help is available,” said Trish Wright, victim services director for the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office. “It’s the community taking a stand together to stop the violence, and literally, walk a mile in her shoes.”
“This is our second year for this special First Friday event,” added Frances Jo Hamilton, Main Street Delaware’s executive director. “I am excited about the continuance of the partnership with the Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services and Terra Nova Community Church. The community support for events such as this is overwhelming. I am glad we can take a serious subject and bring people together for a fun evening.”
To support the crowd of walkers and other guests, additional free First Friday parking will be available at both the Delaware Police Department, 70 N. Union St., and at Delaware County’s Hayes Administration Building, 140 N. Sandusky St.
In addition to the walk, First Friday will include music, food, and children’s activities. Many stores and restaurants will be open late for the event.
For questions please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 740 362-6050.
Delaware County’s 7th annual -
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Presented by: The Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services
Walk: 6:30 pm
To pre-register, visit the “Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services”
FREE EVENT, open to everyone of all ages!
A family event for anyone willing to “walk the walk!” The WAM event is a playful opportunity to raise awareness about sexualized violence toward women. It opens up discussion and identifies those agencies in place to help victims. It’s the community taking a stand to stop the violence, and literally, “walk a mile in her shoes.”
Start and end on Sandusky Street north of Winter Street.
*Parking Available at: The Delaware City Police and Hayes Building parking lots
*For more information, visit the Facebook page of the Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services
Or online at: www.walkamileinhershoes.org
Or Call: 740-833-2710