RCIS Announces Winners of the 9th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Westminster, MD
04/24/2017 12:38 PM

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, men strode down Main Street sidewalks wearing women’s shoes to demonstrate that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making our community a safer place. Over 200 walkers participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, which netted close $13,000, to benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS), who hosted the event.

 

The 2017 Highest Fundraising Team was Gerstell Academy. 32 walkers on the team raised $2,797, and will be given a custom award recognizing their success. 

 

For the sixth year in a row, Stephen Hirsch was the Highest Fundraising Individual. Mr. Hirsch raised a total of $1,737, and will be also be given a custom award. Both winners will have their names printed on the back of next year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® t-shirts, along with sponsors of the event. 

 

Janice A. Kispert, CEO of RCIS, stated, “We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of sincere enthusiasm from the men in our community. After the ninth year of hosting this walk in Carroll County, it is encouraging to see our community continue to be responsive by calling attention to the silent epidemic of rape and sexual violence in our society.”

 

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women, and their families join “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fun opportunity to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally together by taking action to prevent sexual violence. For more information about Carroll County’s event, please visit www.walkamilecc.org. Mark the date for next year’s 10th Anniversary walk on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

 

RCIS is a private, non-profit agency serving Carroll County, Maryland, since 1978. RCIS provides free counseling and support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. RCIS also offers prevention education programs and professional training in order to eliminate sexual violence through education and advocacy.

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Janice Kispert
410-857-0900
 
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