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1st ANNUAL WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® EVENT

Date: September 30, 2017 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Description Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®. This internationally known event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in Lenoir, Greene, and Duplin Counties about the serious causes and effects of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic violence in their lifetime. SAFE will hold its 1st Annual Walk a Mile® Event on Saturday, September 30, 2017 to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The event will be from 3p-5p at Pearson Park in Kinston. Men will pre-register to participate in the mile-long march down Herritage Street, Atlantic Avenue, and Mitchell Street wearing bright red high-heeled shoes to show that Lenoir, Greene, and Duplin Counties do not tolerate Domestic or Sexual Violence. Proceeds from this Fundraising and Awareness walk will benefit SAFE in Lenoir County, Inc. in Lenoir, Greene, and Duplin Counties. Tickets are $40 per person ($30 students/children). Tickets are FREE with a Pledge Promise to raise 5 or more sponsors of $10 or more prior to the event. All members of the community are encouraged to attend the event at Pearson Park. Make signs and cheer on the Walkers as they rally together. There will be free pre-Walk Festivities and Vendors throughout the park, speakers, music, and more! Some leaders of the community will be strutting their stuff in red heels, including Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy, Kinston Police Chief Alonzo Jaynes, and Mayoral Candidate Dontario Hardy. Following the Walk there will be an awards ceremony where individuals, teams, and companies will be recognized. A VIP After Party will be held at The Red Room located at 220 N. Herritage Street in Downtown Kinston. Just around the corner from Pearson Park, The Red Room offers a quaint venue to continue the discussion about Domestic and Sexual Violence in Downtown Kinston’s arts and entertainment district. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided. Cost for VIP tickets: $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/wamihssafe2017 or calling 252.523.5573. Step up and take a stand against this critical community issue at the 1st annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® in Kinston, NC! Help end domestic violence and sexual assault and raise funds for SAFE's domestic violence programs in Lenoir, Greene, and Duplin Counties. For more information on the International Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® visit http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org. Licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®


Event Location Pearson Park, Downtown Kinston
Date/Time Information September 30, 2017
3:00-5:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact: Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 252 523 5573 Email: lwalker.safe@gmail.com Website: https://www.crowdrise.com/wamihssafe2017
Fees/Admission
Fundraising Walk Tickets: $40 per person ($20 for students/children). Includes walk registration, access to pre-event festivities, plus an official event t-shirt, goodie bag and chance to win giveaways. Promise to get 5 Pledges & your Ticket is FREE! VIP After Party Tickets (5p-7p) $60 per person. Includes Walk registration, access to pre-event festivities, plus an official event t-shirt, goodie bag, chance to win giveaways, and VIP After Party admission!
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