We’re usually a not-so-serious blog, but there’s a time for everything, right? One thing, in particular, that we’re serious about is a fundraiser that our friend Nikki Edmonds has helped to organize for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. We first found out about this great event through, of all people, George Takei. Yes, he’s normally posting memes that make you laugh or immediately hit the share button on Facebook, but the image of men walking in red heels down a street in Canada stuck with us. What’s so impressive about this? It’s part of an international march and series of fundraising events that are put on every year to help raise awareness and put a stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. And, yes, it’s also impressive because men literally walk a mile in the shoes of women, preferably fashionable pumps, kinky boots, or even stilettos for the daring.
And, Connecticut is getting in on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes with a fundraiser at The Field Restaurant (3001 Fairfield Avenue) in Black Rock, that awesome spot between Bridgeport and Fairfield. All you need to do is show up on 4/17 from 6 to 9 pm and you’ll be a part of the action of team Red Stilettos. The Field will be providing snacks and there will be lots of prizes and even a 50/50 raffle. While there’s no charge for this happy hour fundraiser, a donation of $10 is greatly appreciated.
The money raised will benefit The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. According to their site, “The Center provides free and confidential services to victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and severe child sexual and/or physical abuse.”
Since you’ll be coming down for the fundraiser, you’ll also need to show up for the 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk in Downtown Fairfield. The free event is being held on May 3, 2014 with registration beginning at 8:30 at 1720 Post Road. The walk ends at Town Hall Green with drinks, music, activities for kids, and speakers. If you’d like to register or want more info, just click here. On the site there is also information on how you can donate and help to raise money, too, to help The Center for Family Justice with their cause.
Hope to see you there, especially you men…it’s time to break out those sparkly ruby red heels.