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Unite to Fight Sexual Violence with Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

COLUMBIA, SC – Thousands of men, women, and children from the Midlands will unite to fight sexual assault and abuse at the 7th annual Walk a Mile In Their Shoes on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Registration and pre-walk entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. at the South Carolina State House. Participants will enjoy live music from DJ Snow, a drum circle, and Soda City Cirque before the walk starts. The opening ceremony and walk will commence at 6:30, with thousands of pairs of heels, pumps, and wedges parading down Main Street.walk a mile in her shoes 2

After the walk, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) will present the Community Partner Awards to groups and individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to support survivors and prevent sexual violence. The family-friendly after party, sponsored by PDQ, will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Music Farm.

STSM organizes Walk a Mile In Their Shoes each year to support survivors of sexual violence in our community. Men, women, and children of all ages don heels and platform shoes to get involved in the fight against sexual violence and raise awareness about the no-cost, local services STSM provides for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

STSM’s Executive Director Mary Dell Hayes says, “We are excited to see Walk a Mile In Their Shoes grow to have thousands of community members to support survivors and fight against sexual violence.”

A media tent will be located on site and a representative from STSM will be available to assist with media inquiries throughout the event. Registration for Walk a Mile In Their Shoes ends Friday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on the event, visit www.stsm.org/walkamile.

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