WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES 2017
Have you ever heard the saying, “you never know a person’s story until you have walked a mile in their shoes?” The Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) is organizing the 9th annual international men’s march “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” as part of the Spectrum Sunshine Festival in Medicine Hat on June 3, 2017. This event literally asks men to walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to show their support to end sexual assault and sexual abuse. This march is a fun opportunity to get people talking and for men to educate the community about the very serious subject and impact of this issue. Please visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org for more information about the walk.
FACTS AND STATS
1/3 women and 1/6 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime
40% of SARC's clients are under the age of 18
65% of SARC's clients seek counselling for experiencing sexual abuse as a child
COSTS OF COUNSELLING
Demand for counselling has risen by 350% within one year from 2015 to 2016
It costs on average $1,800 to support one client to receive 1-on-1 counselling
It costs on average $3,250 to provide a 10-week psycho-ed group to help up to 10 survivors establish safety and stability
Funds raised through this event support SARC's counselling program.
Every dollar you raise helps heal child sexual abuse and sexual assault.
How much will you raise?
Cheques can be made payable to SARC if collecting in-person donations.
We are able to provide tax receipts for donations of $20.00 or more.
Paper pledge forms available for print here
June 3 11:00 AM MDT - Check in and registration at the Shoppers Drug Mart tent on North Railway St
June 3 2:00 PM MDT - Walk Start Time