Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Millersville. - 2009

As the old saying goes, “you cannot understand someone else’s experiences until you have walked a mile in their shoes.”

Millersville University’s Elsie S. Shenk Wellness & Women’s Program and the Millersville University Police Department are hosting a fundraiser and awareness night for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Thursday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence is a project to inform the world of the contributions men are making to stop sexualized violence. It encourages men to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to help understand and appreciate women’s experiences and to raise awareness of the importance of involving men in ending gender violence.

Tickets for Millersville’s fundraiser and awareness night at the Barnstormers game can be purchased by going online to www.LancasterBarnstormers.com and clicking on the “Fundraising Log-in” button. Click on the group’s icon, “Millersville University Women’s Wellness Center,” and enter the fundraising code “wam.” Then click “BUY,” select seats and complete the order. Tickets are $10 each.

Representatives from the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes planning committee at Millersville University and from Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County will be at the event with a table to share information about this initiative.

Millersville’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on campus will be held on October 13, 2010. Campus and community involvement in the event is encouraged.  A portion of the proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County.

For additional information on the national program, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org. For information about Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at Millersville University visit www.millersville.edu/wandw.

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