Walk a Mile in Heels

. April 1, 2014.

Sometimes only red high heels on a man will do to make a point. While the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event is in good fun and includes lots of family activities, it also serves a bigger purpose in spreading the message that domestic violence is everyone’s problem. “The thing we love about this event is it gets the guys involved,” says Jodi DeVore, communications coordinator for Findlay’s Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services. “So often we hear that domestic violence is just a women’s issue.” More than 200 walkers of all ages and genders are expected at the  event, which involves walking a route in Riverside Park wearing high heels. Some walkers choose to bring their own high heels, but Open Arms will also provide four-inch red high heels, including a design made especially for men to registered walkers. Those hoping to win bragging rights need to walk in regulation heels. Walkers need to register, and can walk either singly or as part of a team. Includes a bounce house, face painting, entertainment and concessions. All proceeds benefit Open Arms.

Saturday, April 26 from 8am to noon. Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave., Findlay. For more
information on walking or volunteering, visit Open Arms’ web page at openarmsfindlay.com and click on “upcoming events.”