October is domestic violence awareness month and it’s marked as a time to think about those who have lost their lives and to celebrate the survivors.
In conjunction with Family Support Center, Bridge to Hope, Bolton Refuge House, the UW-Eau Claire Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center, the third-annual Walk a Mile-Chippewa Valley event will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the pine pavilion in Eau Claire’s Carson Park.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the walk to start at noon.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley is expanding this mission by encouraging people of all genders, ages and walks of life to participate in a one-mile walk to raise awareness and show support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
There will be activities taking place before and after the walk, including music, a cookout, raffle drawings and prizes.
Pre-registration is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Youth under the age of 14 who are participating in the event with an adult are admitted free. Registration increases $5 the day of the event. Participants can pre-register at www.eventbrite.com by searching “Walk A Mile-Chippewa Valley.”