Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017


The Laurel Center presents the 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® on April 8, 2017 on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall in Winchester from 11:00 am – 1:00pm.  The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to men's sexualized violence against women. 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's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men's sexualized violence against women.

A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is abundant with opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.  

Your registration fee ($35 for adults, $15 for students) includes a t-shirt (if registered by March 24), admission to the after party at Brewbaker's and two drink tickets (house beer or wine/you must be over 21 to consume alcoholic beverages).  Shoe rental is available for $5. If you want to rent shoes, please indicate your shoe size on the registration page.

Fundraising by each walker is critical to the success of the event!  The minimum fundraising amount for each individual is $50. When you register for the event, create a donation page and send to your friends, family, and other supporters.  You may win the fabulous prize for the highest fundraiser!

We encourage team participation.  A team can be your family, friends, coworkers, anyone!  Make it fun - wear coordinating shirts or shoes, make signs, or bring your non-walking supporters to cheer you on.  Each team member is encouraged to create their own fundraising page.  A team consists of up to 5 walkers.  Registration is $150 and the minimum fundraising amount for the entire team is $250. The team with the highest fundraising total will win a fabulous prize!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is not just for men!  Everyone is encouraged to walk – men, women, students, and children.  Walk in heels, walk in flats, or walk with a sign. No matter which way you choose to walk; walk with a purpose.

Registration and pre-walk activities start at 11:00 am,  The Walk begins at noon.

We look forward to walking with you on April 8!