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Walk for Violence Prevention on April 20

April 15, 2013
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"

Keene State College and Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention Host “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes” to Help End Sexual Violence

Keene State College is partnering with Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP) to host “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes” this month, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year marks the 7th annual one-mile walk that helps to end sexual abuse through educating individuals and building awareness of the issue, including the role all men play in helping to end violence.

The event also helps to raise funds for MCVP, a Keene-based crisis agency that provides a variety of anonymous and confidential support options for people in the Monadnock region who are experiencing sexual violence. Last year’s walk raised over $20,000 for MCVP, and it attracted 500 participants. This year’s goal is 500 participants.

Anyone can walk – men, women, boys, girls, faculty, staff, students and Keene community members. Men are encouraged but not required to wear women's shoes. Wearing women's shoes symbolizes a man's empathy for the threat of violence that women have to live with every day.

This event is free and participants are encouraged to register at www.KSCWalkaMile.com. Participants do not need to donate nor are they required to fundraise for Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention.

Where and when: The walk begins and ends at Lloyd P. Young Student Center, Keene State College, Saturday, April 20, 2013 - check in is at 9 a.m. and kick off at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Forrest Seymour at 603-358-2047 or fseymour@keene.edu.

More information on the services that Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention provides can be found online.