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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Sept. 10

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Third Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) in partnership with Antelope Valley College (AVC), Zonta Club of the Antelope Valley Area and Assistance League of Antelope Valley is hosting the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

The event features men walking a mile in high-heeled shoes around the AVC campus. It’s a live demonstration of the old saying, "You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes."

"Violence affects the health of a community, and this event helps raise awareness of the collaborative efforts underway to help people when they need it most," said Mary Reina, director of the AVH Forensic Services Unit (FSU). "While Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fun event, it is meant to help people understand the devastating effects of violence and encourage people to come together to create a healthier community."

While the primary purpose of the event is to raise awareness, any proceeds will benefit the AVH FSU. The FSU assesses, documents, photographs and collects evidence on all cases presented to the hospital or referred by law enforcement. They also coordinate the medical/legal needs of victims and provide compassionate care to those who have experienced horrific crimes.

When: Saturday, September 10, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: Antelope Valley College, Football Field Parking Lot, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster

For more information or to register, visit avhwamihs.com.

There are many ways to participate:

  • Gentlemen can walk.
  • Ladies can walk or volunteer during the event.
  • Cheer on the walkers from the sidelines.
  • Enjoy the informational booths and activities. There will be a variety for children and adults.
  • Stay for the game. There will be a football game directly following the Walk a Mile event.
  • Enjoy something great to eat. Local vendors and food trucks will be ready to serve you.
  • Donate online or at the event.