Lancaster, Pa. (June 3, 2019) – YWCA Lancaster is proud to present a “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event coming to Tellus360 on Friday June 21. Registration starts at 4 p.m. with the walk stepping off at 6 p.m. in Penn Square.
Historically, “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” has been an international movement for men specifically, to raise awareness in their respective communities about how sexual violence has affected women. Gratefully, over the years, this event has proven to be so much more, with engagement from many others to become allies and understand that sexual violence isn’t experienced by just one group of people.
Today, we attempt to take a much greater stride with our awareness, stepping out for sexual violence as it affects all members of our community regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or age. Walking a mile in high heels is symbolic of the challenges faced every day by members of our community whose journey includes constant vigilance against the possibility of a sexual assault, violence in their home, or for some, their path of healing following an assault.
The proceeds from this event go to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center (SAPCC) at YWCA Lancaster. SAPCC provides professional trauma based counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and a 24-hour sexual assault hotline for victim survivors and their family members. All services are provided at no cost!
To get involved, we are encouraging anyone 16 and older, to register for YWCA Lancaster Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, to raise money on behalf of victim survivors of sexual assault; adults and children of all genders.
Once you have registered for the event you will be prompted to set up a fundraising page. From there you may utilize social media tools to reach your contacts, family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. The success of this event depends on the fundraising efforts of our allies and advocates, and we make it easy to raise money!
Following the walk there will be an after-party at Tellus360 complete with food, drink and foot massages. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The find out more, check out www.ywcalancaster.org/WAM.
About YWCA Lancaster
Since 1889, YWCA Lancaster seeks the transformation of our community through bold, hopeful and compassionate movements. Intermixed with standard educational programming, children in our Child Development programs learn about the beauty and powerful of diversity. Our counselors teach school-age children about healthy relational boundaries and how to identify and prevent sexual assault. YWCA’s Social Justice Team hosts workshops and classes, partnering with individuals and groups on their journey as catalysts towards change. YWCA Lancaster offers emergency and affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income single women and women with young children on a month-to-month basis during transitional periods in their lives. YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to the elimination of racism, the empowerment of women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.