Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Mary Ann Martinez, PACE Coalition Community Health Advocate, holds a proclamation naming Oct. 14, 2017 as Elko County Walk A Mile in Her Shoes and Domestic Violence Awareness Day.

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ELKO – PACE Coalition, the Hispanic Domestic Violence Committee and the Committee Against Domestic Violence are asking men to step up and step out to raise awareness and help end violence against women.

On Oct.14, the organizations will host the 2017 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event beginning at 10 a.m. at the corner of Idaho Street and College Avenue. The walk challenges men to walk for one mile in women’s shoes in support of ending gender-based violence.

This year’s event will include a prize raffle. Also new, a trophy will be awarded to the local club, organization, business or other interested party that fields the team with the most walkers. The trophy will be passed to the winning teams in future years.

The three sponsors would like anyone who enjoys a little friendly competition for a great cause to organize a team. Walkers will be provided water.

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At least three speakers will attend: Kurt Englehart, regional representative of U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.); CADV Executive Director Marianne Mckown; and Justice for Stephanie President Lidia Cortes.

The Elko County Commission declared Oct. 14, 2017 as Elko County Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day and Domestic Violence Awareness Day during its Oct. 4 meeting.

Registration is free. Teams are encouraged to register in advance by calling Mary Ann Martinez, 777-3451, or Alfredo Jaimes, 385-3976. Anyone may register at the site on the day of the event. Walkers under 18 will need a permission slip signed by a parent to participate.

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