January 23, 2022

A Walk In Her Shoes

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Cayman Islands Crisis Centre opens registrations for annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’

(George Town, Grand Cayman) – The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) is pleased to announce that registrations for the 4th Annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ is now open. The event will take place from 5:00pm on 8 March at Camana Bay and is in celebration of International Women’s Day, aiming to raise funds and awareness to support the Crisis Centre’s mission to end domestic violence in the Cayman Islands.

Ania Milanowska, Executive Director of the Crisis Centre, says that ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ is Cayman’s version of the internationally acclaimed ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes’, an International Men’s March held annually in the United States to raise awareness of gender violence.

“As any woman can tell you, walking in high heels is not the easiest task. This event brings together men throughout the community to take a stand and raise awareness about gender relations and violence against women,” she says. “This year, to commemorate our 16th anniversary, the event has a “Sweet Sixteen” theme and the men are encouraged to don their sparkliest pair of heels!”

The funds raised from this year’s event will support the Crisis Centre’s goal to construct a new, purpose-built shelter. “Our goal for this year’s ’A Walk In Her Shoes’ is to raise more than CI$55,000,” said CICC Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Michelle Lockwood. “It’s an ambitious goal but these funds are desperately needed to ensure we can support local victims of domestic violence with a purpose-built facility, as we have currently outgrown our current shelter.”

Participants can register online at http://www.cicc.ky/awalkinhershoes2019

How does it work?

• Sign up online as a team or individual – CI$25 (US$30) per person.

• Get your friends and family to donate to support you.

• Each participant will walk a maximum of 5 laps and a minimum of 1 lap.

• For every $150 you raise, 1 lap will be removed (ie: if you raise $450, you only have to walk 2 laps)

• Wear a pair of ladies shoes. Prom shoes encouraged – the more bling the better!

• Take it up a notch…paint your toes, throw on a wig or show off a dress!

• Get all of your friends to sign up and participate too!

This event is entertaining for everyone and this year will have even more for the whole family.

For more information about the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre visit www.cicc.ky. The 24 hour crisis line is always available at 943-CICC (2422).

2018 A Walk In Her Shoes Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwuCDD-nkJQ

Thank you to our event sponsors, Camana Bay and Olea.

For more information on this event please contact Michelle Lockwood at [email protected] or [email protected] 

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Photos attached from 2018 A Walk in Her Shoes

ABOUT THE CAYMAN ISLANDS CRISIS CENTRE

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre provides shelter for victims of domestic abuse, and their children. Our vision is to close our doors forever because our services are no longer needed. Until such time, we continue to provide support, counselling and refuge for families of domestic violence, and advocate for these voiceless victims. We carry out our mission by providing safe shelter for abused women and their children, a 24-hour toll free crisis line, teen and young adults afterschool programme for at-risk youth, a walk-in centre for all victims of domestic violence and an ongoing support and services. The Estella’s Place, our public facing office is located in Crown Square on Eastern Avenue. For more information visit: www.cicc.ky

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