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On September 7, 2016 Support Within Reach (SWR) will hold our 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, the Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence! 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. Please see the fun pictures from last year’s event by scrolling down this page.

When: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Where: Old Central School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Time: Registration is from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. Walk begins at 6:00pm with a reception to the follow the walk.

This year we are asking walkers to pre-register. You can call SWR at 218-326-5008 or email us at contact@supportwithinreach.org
Registration/Pledge form and poster are available here: Walk a Mile Poster, Walk a Mile Registration Form, Walk a Mile Pledge Form.

The event is being held on the front lawn of Old Central School on September 7, 2016. Registration is at 5:30pm, with the walk starting at 6:00pm. Walkers are encouraged to raise/contribute to the event. We suggest a minimum donation of $25.00 to walk in the event, which can be paid during registration.

Each individual who raises $250.00 or more for the event by September 1st will receive a free t-shirt.

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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.

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Donate to SWR! 

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.