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STSM Hosts Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, An Event to Raise Awarness about Sexual Violence

March 29, 2010

The month of April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in South Carolina as well as nationally. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence (focusing on sexual assault and rape) and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

On April 14, 2010, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) will host a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes awareness walk. This walk provides a great opportunity for men to get involved in the fight against sexual violence and in educating the community. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes to rally the community to fight against sexual violence. STSM’s goal is to help men understand and appreciate women’s experiences, and realize that this is not only a women’s issue. This is also an opportunity for the community to become aware of services provided for survivors of sexual assault.

Join STSM as a Stud in Stilettos on April 14th from 6-8pm, beginning at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Five Points. Women and children are welcome as well and can wear tennis shoes. Registration is available at www.stsm.org. Early Registration will be until April 4th for $10, which includes an official t-shirt! After April 4th, registration will be $15, and limited t-shirts will be available.  

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM), formerly named Rape Crisis Network, is a private, nonprofit, United Way member agency committed to providing free, direct services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, including 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, personal advocacy, individual and group counseling, and education about sexual trauma issues.