Well, hundreds of men in sparkling high heels are about to find out as they spend Saturday Oct.4, from 10 to 1 p.m. strutting alongside women and families through the streets of downtown to raise awareness and funds for YWCA domestic violence programs at the 10th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”
After the walk located at MLK Promenade Park (4th Ave. & K Street San Diego,) men, women and children will celebrate their achievement with a family-friendly festival featuring live music by Mojo Jackson, lunch provided by Luna Grill, face painting, art activities, and games and prizes for adults and children.
Why are they doing this? “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” starts an important conversation about a subject that typically lingers in the shadows, according to YWCA organizers. Proceeds from this event benefit survivors and children overcoming domestic violence through the YWCA Becky’s House domestic violence programs.
YWCA is dedicated to helping individuals and families secure immediate safety, recover from trauma, improve their economic status and obtain permanent housing and lasting independence.
Sheriff William Gore and District Attorney Summer Stephan
Participants in heels including police officers, community groups and families
YWCA serves more than 9,100 individuals each year through a full spectrum of residential and community programs, including safe housing, case management, mental health counseling, housing coordination and rental assistance, employment support, financial literacy training, children’s and youth services, and health and wellness resources.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the YWCA 24-hour domestic violence hotline at (619) 234-3164. To learn more and get involved, please visit www.ywcasandiego.org.
Hundreds of Men to Strut Through Downtown San Diego in High Heels was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Debbie L. Sklar
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