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Hundreds to March in Heels to End Domestic Violence- October 13

11th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises funds for YWCA of San Diego County

Men, women and children to mark finish line with games and GIF photo booth

San Diego County CAYWCA of San Diego County will present the 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraising walk on Saturday, October 13. Men, alongside women and children, are challenged to walk a mile in heels through downtown San Diego to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community. Individuals and teams will compete to raise funds for survivors and their children overcoming trauma and abuse in the YWCA Becky’s House® domestic violence programs.

Registration is $50 for adults and $30 for students and children — heels optional. Tickets include access to all event festivities, fresh Mediterranean fare by Luna Grill and an official event t-shirt and tote bag. Following the walk, participants will celebrate their achievement with live music, an awards presentation for the top fundraisers, a silent auction, a GIF photo booth, face painting and family-friendly games for all ages.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women and one in seven men experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. In San Diego County, 17,306 incidents were reported to law enforcement in 2017, although most cases are never reported due to fear, intimidation and isolation within abusive relationships.

Proceeds from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will benefit the YWCA Becky’s House domestic violence programs, which encompass a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, case management, mental health counseling, housing services, employment assistance, and children and youth services.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is generously sponsored by Smile Generation, Luna Grill, UTC Aerospace Systems, Benefit Pro and Cavignac & Associates. For more information on becoming a corporate partner, please contact Gavon Morris at (619) 239-0355 x216 or gmorris@ywcasandiego.org.