8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence

Men from our communities walk one mile in a pair of women’s shoes, raising funds for direct services to victims of sexual violence. Scroll down to see fun pictures from past marches!

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Where: Old Central School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Time: Registration from 5:30–6 pm. Walk begins at 6 pm with a reception to follow.

Pre-register by contacting us at 218-326-5008 or contact@supportwithinreach.org

Registration/Pledge form and poster are available here: 2017 WAMIHS Poster, 2017 WAMIHS Team Leader Packet, 2017 WAMIHS Pledge and Registration form.

We suggest a minimum donation of $25.00 to walk in the event, which can be paid during registration. Fundraisers who collect additional pledges will be eligible for prizes and awards.

Individuals who raise $100 or more by September 1st receive a free t-shirt. Teams that raise at least $100 per team member receive t-shirts for ALL team members. Please call so we can have correct sizes on hand the day of the event.

Men are encouraged to find a pair of women’s shoes to wear for the event. Men often need size 11-14 in women’s shoes, and you can look for these shoes at 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.

While this is a Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence, women and children are encouraged to walk along with the men. TEAMS are a great idea also! For help forming a team, contact the Outreach Coordinator at (218) 326-5008 for a fundraising packet.


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Donate to support a walker! 

To donate to the event or sponsor a walker, select an amount from the donation drop down menu.  Then 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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Walker name (click in box below)

Mail or drop off donations at 1325 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN. 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.