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Men will “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to raise awareness for sexual assault

Posted at 5:23 AM, Apr 12, 2019

PUEBLO – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and one organization needs your help to shed light on this tragic issue! Pueblo Rape Crisis Services is hosting their 6th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser tomorrow in Pueblo.

Sexual assault remains a huge issue in the United States. Nationally, someone is sexually assaulted every 92 seconds. That’s according to Rape, Abuse & Incest Nation Network. They also say that 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault.

Pueblo Rape Crisis Services is doing so much to stop this! Last year, they served over 350 survivors and nearly 60 of those survivors were 18 and under.

We all remember how the #Metoo movement raised awareness of this issue. The sad fact is many women still live in fear and many survivors still have a long road to recovery. PRCS is there for them, providing a 24/7 hotline, hospital response and if needed court assistance. They need your help providing these services!

“Whether that survivor is your friend, your loved one, your classmate, your coworker, your student, we all know a survivor,” says PRCS Outreach Coordinator Shelby Serena. “Without the community support, we can’t do the job we need to do for them.”

If you’re a victim of sexual abuse, you can reach out to PRCS for help at their 24/7 hotline. That number is 719-549-0549.

Tomorrows, Walk a Mile in her Shoes fundraiser is part of the International Men’s March, where men will be asked to do a one mile walk in high heels! Plus everyone can participate in the Empower 5k run and don’t worry, you won’t be wearing heels for that! The event takes Place at 2 p.m. at CSU Pueblo.

If you want to get involved in tomorrow’s fundraiser, registration is still open. You can register here.