5th Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Orlando
Harbor House of Central Florida will host the fifth annual domestic abuse awareness event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Orlando with key community leaders, local celebrities and community advocates. The event will take place in the streets of downtown Orlando where men (and women) will strap on their high heels in the west courtyard steps of the Orange County Courthouse and walk nearly one mile down Orange Avenue to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Harbor House is returning the Clothesline Project at the finish line, so participants can see the “art therapy” by the survivors of their stories being told on white tee shirts. It’ll give the participants a better understanding of who they’re helping through the event.
WAM is an international event (www.walkamileinhershoes.org) signified by a men’s march in heels, but the event welcomes men and women to participate in a fun-filled afternoon for Central Florida community members to raise awareness about domestic abuse in Central Florida.
Last year with the support of nearly 350 Central Florida community and businesses participants, Harbor House raised a record number of nearly $42,000 through the event. The organization hopes to surpass these numbers in 2017. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the event. Music, food trucks and vendors will greet participants at the finish line for a fun night to raise money for a cause.
Registration is a $25 donation per participant with all proceeds going to Harbor House of Central Florida. To register individually or a team, sponsor a walker or make a general donation to support the effort, visit harborhousefl.com/walkamile. You may also contact Tekoa Pouerie, chief development officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbor House of Central Florida’s 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Orlando
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Registration: 5 p.m.; Walk Starts: 6 p.m.
Start – Orange County Courthouse west courtyard in downtown Orlando
End – The Lawn at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Harbor House is Orange County’s only state-certified domestic violence center. It provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, legal advocacy and justice for thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year. Harbor House works to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida by providing critical life-saving services to survivors, implementing and advancing best practices, and educating and engaging the community in a united front. For more information, please visit www.harborhousefl.com. Follow the organization on social media through Facebook at Harbor House of Central Florida; Twitter @HarborHouseFL (#WAMOrlando); and YouTube at harborhousefl.