There is a saying: "You can't understand another's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's shoes to get the community talking about violence against women. Albemarle Hopeline will sponsor such an event on Saturday, October 8 at Northeastern High School’s athletic field in Elizabeth City. Registration begins at 8:00am with the walk starting at 9:00. There is no fee to walk, and men, women and children are invited to participate.
Men representing law enforcement and fire departments across the Albemarle region will start the walk off by walking a lap around the track in women’s shoes with other walkers falling in behind to walk a 4 lap mile.
This event is part of Hopeline’s recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each October Hopeline joins other organizations around the country in honoring those affected by intimate partner abuse and remembering those lives lost to the violence. During the first eight months of 2016, 40 women, men and children in North Carolina died as a result of domestic violence. This number will surely rise before the end of the year.
Call 252-338-5338 for more information on how you can take part in this event!
Start making your plans for Purple for Peace Day to be held on Friday, Oct. 28. Last year many area individuals, businesses and school groups sent us pictures of themselves wearing purple on that day. Let's have EVERYONE in northeastern North Carolina proudly posing in purple this year and send us your selfies!
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Thank you to the NC Council for Women, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, US DHHS for their support.