Walk A Mile in Her Shoes – 2010
I can think of no better way to kick off the Domestic Violence Awareness Month then to take part in a fund raiser that benefits victims of domestic violence!
What began as a wet stormy day gave way to a break in the clouds just as the event was to commence. Before the walk began we heard from various community leaders about the important role the YWCA and Becky’s House play in the San Diego community-serving countless victims of domestic violence year in and year out.
The individuals working in prevention spend countless hours providing necessary intervention, education, and shelter. Without the dedication to ending domestic violence on the parts of all the leaders within San Diego, victims would have no where to turn.
The speeches were finished with a crowd cheered vote for the best shoe worn by a man…
and the winner
was, the fire-fighter
we did over hear
one of the volunteers
“I thought this was a “best shoe” contest…”
Moments later the walk was underway!
The men were incredible sports-feet squished into shoes that in many cases bore a 6 inch heel!
Our own team was divided we had the heels and the sneakers…but no matter what shoes people wore, the mission of creating awareness was accomplished!
Team Tornado Warning met our goal by raising $200.00 for the YWCA-not bad for a first year team! Next year? We are recruiting the men in our life…and we all look forward to it! Thanks YWCA and Becky’s House, we had a blast!