Safenet Services is hosting their annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes on Saturday, April 10! There are two locations and times this year, with one at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) located at the Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore and the other in Pryor at 1 Court Pl. #200 at 12 p.m. (registration at 11:30 a.m.)
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is a family-friendly walk-a-thon with the goal of bringing awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence in our community by challenging participants to literally walk one mile in a victim’s shoes.
Participants are encouraged—individually or as teams—to raise money donations in support of Safenet’s mission. Teams can be from a business, school, church, family, etc. The team and individual who raise the most in donations will receive an award! The first 150 to register will receive a free t-shirt, and there will also be free food and refreshments. As 2020’s event was canceled, participation and support would be EXTRA appreciated this year!
Domestic violence and sexual assault calls in our communities have gone up 10% in the past year with many still unreported. Research shows that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual assault or abuse, and in 2021, Safenet provided services for a total 1,237 survivors. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes not only raises awareness, but the financial support allows Safenet to continue providing essential services, such as their 24-hour crisis line, counseling, empowerment education, victim advocacy, and domestic abuse and sexual assault shelter.
If you have any questions, please email skylar@SafenetServices.org. It’s because of generous donors and supporters that Safenet has been able to provide resources and shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence and sexual assault since 1991.