2017 Family Services Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Benefiting FAMILY SERVICES INC

The Family Services 2017 Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

 9 am, Saturday October 14, 2017

All Sport Health & Fitness Club Outdoor Club

17 Old Main Street, Fishkill, NY

Inviting All to Walk the Walk!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a unique opportunity to raise awareness in our community about rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and gender violence.

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and gender violence. 

  • 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime
  • 47% of all rapists are a friend or an acquaintance
  • 1 in 4 girls and  1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18
  • Every 9 seconds in the US, a women is beaten or assaulted
  • 1 in 2 transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives.
  • While most men are not violent, over 90% of sexual violence perpetrators are male.                                                                                                              

We welcome men, women and children to participate and the guys are encouraged (but not required) to put on a pair of women's shoes! 

For more information:

Please contact Whitney Humphrey at whumphrey@familyservicesny.org 

or 845-452-1110 x3192