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Men grab your high heals and walk a mile for a worthy cause

Walk a mile for victims of sexual assault
Walk a mile for victims of sexual assault

High heels are in this time of year...for MEN. Yes, that's right. This is a shout out to men to grab their high heels and head down to lock 3 in Akron on Friday, April 27, for the seventh annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes-Akron.

The event will help the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties raise awareness about the serious causes of, effects of, and remedies to sexual violence.

The pre-walk rally will begin at 5 p.m. DJ Kenny Kid, great food and drinks, and an after party at ZAR Nighclub and Martini Bar will fill up the night's festivities.

Individuals and businesses from the Akron/Medina area are encouraged to get friends, family, and co-workers together for the walk.Teams need to get sponsors and donations.

Register your team by emailing event coordinator,Getta Cornici, at with team captain and team name.Prizes and trophies will be given to the three teams that raise the most money. Last year's top winning team raised over $4,000 for the cause.

Donations will be collected on site, the day of the event. Sponsorships are available for companies looking to reach hundreds of active Akron area adults. Sign on to be a sponsore for the event at GettaC@scmcbws or call 330-777-4723.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a playful, fun way to raise awareness for a serious cause. The Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assulat, and Gener Violence is an international event.

The event helps the community understand what it is like to walk in an individual's shoes who has experienced sexual violence. Walk a mile in her shoes website reports, "every two minutes, someone is raped. One in six American women are victims of sexual assault. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual violence."

The events mission is to, "create a unique a and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about the causes of sexualized violence, provides them with prevention and remediation strategies and empowers them to further develp and implement these knowledges and skills interpersonally and politically." (

Go directly to the website if you would ike to register or donate.

The 24-hour hotline for Medina and Summit Counties Rape Crisis Center is 1-877-906-7273 or 330-434-7273. Go online if you would like more information about the event and how to get help for someone who has been raped.


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