Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) Announces Winners of the 10th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
 
05/14/2019 11:55 AM

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS)
Announces Winners of the 10th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®


On Saturday, April 13th, Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County hosted its 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® prevention and awareness event at Westminster City Park. With the support of more than 30 staff and volunteers and 48 local business sponsors, 233 community members walked down Main Street in Westminster to take a stand against sexual violence in Carroll County. This event netted over $20,000, to benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS), who hosted the event.


For the eighth year in a row, Stephen Hirsch was the highest-fundraising individual. Mr. Hirsch raised a total of $1,100, and will receive a custom award. The second highest-fundraising individual was Cameron Vogel, raising a total of $155. Mr. Vogel will receive a certificate of our appreciation.


Receiving a custom award for 2019 highest-fundraising team is Keller Williams Legacy West. This was their first year participating in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® and 16 team members raised $1,125! The second highest-fundraising team was Team Hampstead, also in their first year participating. They raised $1,075 and will receive a certificate of our appreciation.


Janice A. Kispert, CEO of RCIS, stated, “We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of sincere enthusiasm from the men, women, and businesses in our community.  After the eleventh 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.”


This events brings to light a serious issue and has, for many years, helped start and continue conversations about how to prevent sexual violence and support the survivors in our community. It is also, in many, ways a fun and festive event, with entertainment and refreshments provided. For more information about this event please visit www.walkamilecc.org and save the date for next year: Saturday, April 25,, 2019!


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.






Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County
224 N. Center St, Room 102, P.O. Box 1563, Westminster MD 21158

410-857-0900

* 24-hour hotline 410-857-7322 *

www.rapecrisiscc.org

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