Monday, April 25, 2016

Save the Date: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes - Akron

For those long time fans of Eleanor's Boots out there, you know I'm a fan of my high heels.  I'm an even bigger fan of high heels being used to raise awareness around an important cause.

My Litas dominated the first few months of blog posts back in 2011.

So join the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties this Friday, April 29th at 5P at Lock 3 for their 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event to help end sexual violence.  As the old saying goes: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes," and this event asks men to literally walk one mile in women's shoes.
I can barely walk in these heels.

For those of you brave enough to walk a mile in a woman's shoes, teams can still register online here.  And for those of you that can't join on Friday for the event, but want to get involved, you can still help this amazing cause by donating here.


Some more information about the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties (from their website):

Mission
The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is committed to ending sexual violence through education and awareness, and to empower, support and advocate for all those affected by this crime.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: healing. hope. empowerment.

We offer confidential services to all of our clients.
We believe in each individual's strength, creativity, and resolution.
We strive to empower individuals to feel free to make their own choices.
We are committed to cultural awareness and cultural competency.
We will help individuals explore all options by providing sound information.

Who We Help  
The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties
 is a nonprofit organization serving sexual assault victims and co-survivors in Summit and Medina Counties in northeastern Ohio. We do not charge for any of our services. We serve all survivors of rape and sexual assault, both male and female, regardless of race, religion, financial status, educational background, gender identity, or sexual preference.

RCC advocates have received comprehensive training on diversity and underserved populations and are ready and able to respond to the needs of the diverse cultures found in our community.


For more information on the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, call 330-374-0740, email 
info-rcc@scmcbws.org or visit their FirstGiving Site at www.firstgivng.com/22485/11WAM-Akron.
P.S. If anyone is looking for some heels, I've been doing a major clean-out lately.  Trying to save the good ones for up-coming swaps, but if there are any Size 7/8 ladies (or men) out there looking for some gently used shoes for the walk (or in general), let me know :)