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"The" Event of the Season - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

On October 16th, the YWCA will  to host an event unlike any other; Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®:  The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.  It is - literally - a men's march, and they will - literally - walk in her shoes.  Yes, men in high heels marching through downtown El Paso for a good cause.  What could be more fun than that?  Only this:  following the march, participants will be treated to a fabulous reception at The Garden Restaurant, complete with food, foot massage and live entertainment! We hope this FUN experience will help increase awareness of a very serious subject in our community.

We hope you will join US as we continue on our journey to empower women.  Together, we can all make a difference.

 
Put Yourself in Her Shoes©

This year marks the 12 year anniversary of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Since its inception in 2001, tens of thousands of men all over the nation have worn high heels to raise funds to support local rape crisis and domestic violence services within their communities and El Paso is no exception. In 2010, the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region hosted El Paso’s first-ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® in support of local domestic violence services. More than 200 men, including Rick Francis, Tim Floyd, Eric Pearson, David Candelaria and Bob Wingo, joined together to parade the streets of downtown El Paso…in four inch high-heel shoes.  We are pretty confident that these MEN will rise to the occasion, yet again, to raise awareness for those who are affected by sexual violence.  

YWCA Independence House

Proceeds from the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®event benefit the YWCA Independence House. Independence House is a safe, secure facility that offers bridge housing for low income women and their children who are homeless due to family violence. Program participants receive case management, counseling, and referrals to training, legal assistance, parenting skills classes, mentoring and educational programming to support families in their journey toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

 

We Want to See Your Legs

During the 3nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, the YWCA will be conducting a “Sexy Legs” contest to raise additional funds for the cause. How can you show us your sexy legs? LIKE Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (El Paso, TX) on Facebook and find out more information within the coming days. 

 

 

 

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