As the old saying goes you don’t know what someone has been through until you have walked a mile in their shoes. On Saturday, July 27, men will be challenged to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to support a worthy cause.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, will step into McCain Mall for the first time. The mall has partnered with the Human Resource Management Association of Arkansas (HRMA) to provide a day of awareness and entertainment. Participants can walk individually or with a team, and will receive a pair of heels, a t-shirt, goody-bag, prizes and more upon arrival. The event’s top individual and team fundraisers will receive additional prizes.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m. Special hosts for the event will be Renee Shapiro, KATV-Channel 7 personality, and David Bazzell, host of The Buzz on 103.7 FM. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Union Rescue Mission: Dorcas House, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
“This event is a fun way to educate people on a serious topic,” said Lisa Meyer, general manager of McCain Mall. “The mall is excited to partner with HRMA, the Dorcas House and the community to help raise money and awareness for this great cause. We encourage all Little Rock residents to join us in showing support and to share a few laughs as we watch men walk in high-heels.”
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was created in 2011, and has become a world-wide movement raising money for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.
To learn more about the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® organization or register for the event, visit www.hrmaar.org or call (501) 372-0929.
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