Men to ‘Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes’

Event to support Women’s Center High-Desert

Showcials is honored to sponsor “Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes” in conjunction with the Women’s Center-High Desert, Inc. and Kmart Ridgecrest.

Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes is an international organization founded in 2001 dedicated to raising awareness for, and bringing an end to, rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Walk-a-Mile in her Shoes is a growing event in which men participate in a walk-a-thon to raise funds for local centers that help victims of abuse by literally walking in her shoes. The men walk in high heels for a mile, raising money in advance from sponsors who support the walkers during the Men’s March.

The first Ridgecrest Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held at KMart in Ridgecrest California on Saturday June 15. Registration for the event will begin at 5 p.m. with a live band and activities. The walk will start at 6:30 p.m. Each of the men participating will start in the K-Mart parking lot and exit behind the building on Chelsea Street. The march will travel from K-mart to Sydnor on Chelsea St. and return back to Kmart where the event will end.

An after event and crowing of the winner will take place at Casey’s Steak and BBQ where there will be entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and discount prices on drinks. Entrance cost for the crowning event is $25 per person.

For more information call 760-371-1969. A registration and sponsorship form can be picked up at the following locations: Women’s Center-High Desert, Inc. at 134 S. China Lake Blvd, Casey’s Steak House and BBQ at 1337 N. China Lake Blvd, and KMart Ridgecrest at 910 N. China Lake Blvd.

Story First Published: 2013-06-05