TORRINGTON – Susan B. Anthony Project’s 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser will be a virtual event this year, running from May 11-31.
The walk, originally scheduled for May 17 on the Litchfield Green, has been postponed and the walk has been moved to an online platform because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Registration for the walk will begin May 11 at www.sbaproject.org/walkamile. Participants are encouraged to register by May 16. The official walk kick-off and opening ceremony will be held May 17, and will be followed by fundraising activities and challenges, culminating with a finish line ceremony May 31.
According to SBAP, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march where men and boys lead the way on the road to end sexual and domestic violence by literally walking a mile in women’s high heeled shoes — often red ones. Created by men, the Walk gives participants the opportunity to get their communities talking about a difficult subject while increasing awareness of the problem, offering opportunities for healing, and demonstrating men’s willingness to walk with women and children as allies, advocates and survivors. Frank Baird created Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in 2001. Learn more at www.walkamileinhershoes.org.
Susan B. Anthony Project’s 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is sponsored by Agency Sponsor Webster Bank, and by Event Sponsors A Healing Trail Wellness Center; The Beauty Mark Tattooing; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Center Subaru; Peter Grubstein and Rosemary Ripley; King, King, and Associates CPAs; National Iron Bank; O&G Industries; Torrington Savings Bank; and Twenty2 Wallpaper. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to interested businesses and individuals.
All details for Susan B. Anthony Project’s virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be posted at www.sbaproject.org/walkamile on May 11. For more information or questions about the Walk, contact Ashley Cerruto at email@example.com.
Founded in 1983, Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence. SBAP provides 24/7/365 crisis and support services, as well as education and prevention programs, free of charge, to two cities and 18 towns in Northwest Connecticut.
For more information about the services and programs offered by Susan B. Anthony Project, visit www.sbaproject.org, or call 860-489-3798. The 24-hour crisis line is 860-482-7133.