April 12: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

What:
Ninth annual Walk A Mile In Their Shoes in Columbia, in honor of the thousands of survivors of sexual assault and abuse in South Carolina and our community.

Who:
SOUTH CAROLINANS! And Mary Dell Hayes, Executive Director of Sexual Trauma Services, and staff.

When:
Thursday, April 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m., with pre-walk entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m.

Where:
Columbia, South Carolina -
State House Grounds

#WhyWeWalk:
To protect survivors.
To educate our community about the signs of sexual abuse and how we can work together to keep our communities safe.
To give voice to an experience shared by 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men.
To show that "It's okay to tell," and "We believe you."
To move victims from survivors to thrivers.
To create a community where the sexual abuse and exploitation of individuals is not tolerated.

Proceeds:
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, a 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in 1983. One of 14 rape crisis centers in South Carolina, STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Sumter, and Clarendon counties and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.

More Information:
Visit www.walkamilesc.com for more information on the walk, the walk route and where to find the best stilettos. Individuals and teams interested in registering for the event may also visit www.walkamilesc.com/register.