YWCA Rock County Walk a Mile in Her Shoes began in 2006 as an advocacy event to raise awareness of sexual violence issues in our community. While fun, it was also a powerful way to get men and boys involved in being part of the solution. A simple concept: ask men to wear high-heeled shoes and walk a mile in them. That’s all it took and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was born. The first year we had a handful of walkers. Last year we had nearly 200 who turned an advocacy event into one that also raised revenue for the YW and victims of sexual violence. This year? Help us reach our goal of 300 participants and just watch what we can do together – one step at a time!
Men, please step up and walk! Women, convince the men and boys in your lives to join us, then come out to walk beside them or cheer them on!
YWCA Rock County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice freedom and dignity for all. The work of YWCA Rock County focuses on four strategic areas: reducing violence in our homes and communities; racial justice; economic empowerment; and member/community services & advocacy. Services include a shelter for victims of abuse; quality child care programs; CARE House -a child advocacy center; transitional living apartments and self sufficiency services through the Transitions for Women Program.
For more information on YWCA Rock County visit
www.ywcarockcounty.org or call (608) 752-5445.