Bemidji Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes ® The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

Support Within Reach Bemidji is excited to announce our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on August 31, 2017 at Rotary Pavilion near Paul and Babe. This public awareness event asks men in our communities to literally walk one mile in a pair of women’s shoes, while raising funds for direct services to victims of sexual violence.

When: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Where: Rotary Pavilion, Bemidji, Minnesota
Time: Registration/Check In is at 5:30pm. Walk begins at 6:00pm with a reception and awards to the follow the walk.

Early registration available at the Support Within Reach office. Call (218) 444-9524  
Registration/Pledge form and additional information are available here: Walker Registration Form 2017, Welcome Letter.

The walk is free for all participants. We encourage walkers to raise pledges or make a free will donation of $25 or more if possible. Call SWR at 218-444-9524 or email us at a.lyseng@supportwithinreach.org with any questions.

Each individual who raises $100.00 or more (due the day of event) will receive a free t-shirt.
Men are encouraged to find a pair of women’s shoes to wear for the event. On average, men often need size 11-14 in women’s shoes. Places to look for these shoes would be Goodwill, thrift stores, garage sales, the internet, and local stores. If you can’t find women’s heels, you can decorate a pair of flip-flops that fit you. We will have a limited amount of shoes at registration to hand out on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that walkers please keep victims of sexual and gender violence in mind if you choose to dress for the Walk a Mile event.

Donate to SWR or Sponsor a Walker  

If you would like to donate to the event or sponsor a walker, please select an amount from the donation drop down menu.  Then please choose the location of the walk, either Grand Rapids or Bemidji. If you are sponsoring a specific walker please enter their name in the box (it is hard to see it) located below “Walker name (put in box below.)”  Then click “Pay Now” to enter your information to complete the transaction.

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You can also contribute by mailing donations to SWR, please indicate that you are donating to the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Support Within Reach is a sexual violence resource center that assists victims of sexual violence by reducing the impact and harm of sexual violence for families and individuals in the communities we serve. You can also donate directly to SWR by going to the donations link here.