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Walk a Mile in her Shoes at Pastels on 5th - A Benefit for Alternatives to...

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Loveland Museum/Gallery

503 North Lincoln Avenue

Loveland, CO 80537

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an international march to raise awareness around the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and gender violence.

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As a fun kick off to Pastels on 5th, on Friday, September 13, 2019, residents throughout the community will be walking in heels as a way to raise awareness around gender violence and to support Alternatives to Violence- a non-profit organization offering shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Inspired by the common saying, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” the event encourages everyone to actively speak out for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention in a walk around downtown Loveland wearing high-heels.

Don’t miss out on this fun family event! There will be music, food trucks and other activities. We will also have a raffle with great items! Funds raised from this event will go directly to support victims of violence.

Register as an individual or form a team with friends, family and co-workers!

Men, women, and children are welcome to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®. Although, wearing high-heels is encouraged, it is not a requirement to participate.

Register by end of day Friday, August 22nd to guarantee a t-shirt in your size.

Important FAQs

Q: When and where is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®?

A: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® will be held on Friday September 13, 2019 kicking off Pastels on 5th. Festivities begin at 6:00PM on 5th Avenue and Lincoln outside of the Loveland Museum. The walk “steps off” at 7:00PM.

Q: Do I have to wear high heels?

A: No. Wearing high heels is optional; supporting the event is most important.

Q: Will participants have to bring their own heels?

A: Alternatives to Violence will have shoes available in varying sizes to loan out if you chose to wear them. Or…anyone can bring their own shoes. It might be a good ideas to practice prior to the event!

Q: Can only men walk?

A: No! This is an opportunity to draw attention to the fact that More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the U.S. report having experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. The whole purpose of this event is to raise public awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and to educate everyone in the community.

Q: Do I have to register before the event?

A: No. While the preference is to register early, encourage your family, friends and colleagues to walk with you and/or donate towards your walk, you can register at the event. Registrations after August 22nd are not guaranteed a t-shirt and swag bag.

Q: Can teams enter?

A: Absolutely! Registration is discounted for individuals who are part of a team of 4 or more. A team captain or team name should be designated prior to registration and during registration, you will be prompted to enter the information.

Q: I can’t be at the walk but I want to support the cause. How do I make a contribution?

A: Donations can be made on the event registration page or checks can be mailed to ATV in care of Walk-a-Mile, 541 E. 8th Street, Loveland, CO 80537. If you want your donation to count for a particular walker or team, be sure to designate the walker/team name.

Q: Do I have to raise additional funds to participate?

A: No – but we ask that every participant consider raising funds for Alternatives to Violence as part of the event. Asking your friends, family members and coworkers for support, exponentially increases ATV’s fundraising capabilities … but you do not have to. An award…and bragging rights…will go to the team with the most funds raised!

Q: Do I really have to walk a mile?

A: The course route is a little less than one mile but, feel free to brag that you walked an entire mile in heels! We will also have a rest station along the way where you can receive a foot massage and/or band aids…donations recommended of course.

Q: Will there be awards?

A: Yes! We will give awards in a variety of categories which may include team with the most members, the highest fundraiser, the best team name, the best shoes, etc.

Q: Are pets able join in the walk?

A: You don’t have to leave Fido behind! Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a Pet-Friendly event. Please clean up after your dog, keep him/her leashed and behaved at all times.

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: Please call 970-669-5150 or email kari.clark@alternativestoviolence.org with any questions.

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