Walk a Mile in Her Shoes annual walk planned for Aug. 27

Register online at or mail the paper application.

Photo of men's legs and feet wearing high heeled shoes.
Men are encouraged to wear high heels in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence to raise awareness about sexual assault.
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BAXTER — The Brainerd lakes area 14th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27, at Mills Ford, 14858 Dellwood Drive N., Baxter.

This is an opportunity for men to step into women’s shoes to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediations of sexualized violence against all genders.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk 1 mile in women's high-heeled shoes. All genders and all ages are invited to “walk a mile in her shoes.”

All proceeds from this event benefits Sexual Assault Services Inc. in Brainerd. Sexual Assault Services serves Crow Wing County and surrounding areas. It provides direct support and services for victims/survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexualized violence.

If an organization would like to sponsor/create a team at this year’s walk, visit . Those who cannot attend the walk may choose to become a sponsor by sending a financial donation made payable to: SAS WAM or contribute by donating a new item for the silent auction to: Sexual Assault Services, Attn: WAM, 600 NW Fifth St. Suite B., Brainerd, MN 56401.


Register online at or mail the paper application to the above address. Register by Aug. 10 to guarantee shirt size.

For additional information or to arrange a donation, contact .

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