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Walk A Mile

Posted on: April 6, 2015 11:10 am
Tags: Walk a mile, Annual, National event

5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes- St. Mary’s

Walden will be partnering with St. Mary’s College for the 5th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®St. Mary’s: The Men's March to Stop Rape, Assault and Gender Violence at the St. Mary’s College track Sunday April 12th from 2-4 PM.

Come join Walden and St. Mary’s College for the 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®-St. Mary’s event Sunday, April 12th. In the event that it rains on April 12th the event will be held on April 19th at the St Mary's College of MD (SMCM) Track: 18952 E. Fisher Rd. in St. Mary’s City. Same day registration and shoe pick up will take place from 2:00-2:30 with the first lap beginning at 2:30.

Adults and children are all encouraged to join us for this fun and exciting event! The only way to stop violence is to get everyone involved. The event is free, and any donations received will go toward Crisis and Trauma Services at Walden.  Walden operates a 24 hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 and provides crisis and counseling services to victims of abuse.

The event will consist of 4 laps. Kicking off the event will be the Leader’s Lap, we are hoping that business, faith, community, academic and civic leaders will be able to join us for that lap and help set an example for the young men of our community. The second lap will be a Men’s only lap, with lap three for Honoring Survivors and lap four as an Empowerment Lap. Everyone is invited to walk in laps three and four.

This fun and engaging event is designed to give everyone in the community the opportunity to play an active role in preventing and ending gender and sexualized violence.  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events are held around the world and were created as a way to get more men involved in efforts to prevent and end gender and sexualized violence. Male participants are asked but not required to try on women’s heels (in men’s sizes) for a lap, or up to 4 laps, around the track—or at least for a couple of steps to see what it is like.  Female participants have the option of walking laps as well. Please contact Rachel Honig at SMCM 240-895-4289 for more information about this event.

About Walden

Walden offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the community. These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric and mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and community and recovery support services such as the free and open to the public Beacon of Hope and The Cove/DFZ Recovery and Wellness Centers.

For more information about how Walden can help, please visit www.waldensierra.org, contact the 24-hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 anonymously, or call the appointment line at 301-997-1300/888-912-7366. Walden can also be found on Facebook and Twitter