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From the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre regarding our annual fundraiser this Friday March 8th, A Walk in Her Shoes. This event will take place on Market Street in Camana Bay and gentleman are encouraged to register.

2018 A Walk in Her Shoes. Courtesy of Camana Bay https://we.tl/t-JQUieAjU53 

March 4 2019

(George Town, Grand Cayman)  – The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s (CICC) 4th Annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ is less than a week away! The event will take place from 5:00pm on 8 March at Camana Bay and is in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Michelle Lockwood, CICC Chair of the Fundraising Committee, says the event aims to raise funds and awareness to support the Centre’s mission to end domestic violence in the Cayman Islands.

“We have recently announced our intention to build a new shelter, but this event is for the on-going programmes of the Crisis Centre.  All of the funds go to housing and providing much needed assistance to the victims,” she says.

To commemorate the Centre’s 16th anniversary, the event has a “Sweet Sixteen” theme and will feature live entertainment, a DJ, balloon pop raffle prizes, and satellite bars provided by Abacus, West Indies Wine Co., and Caybrew. Eclipze Spa is also offering free toe nail polish for participants on Thursday, 7 March, from 3:00-4:30pm, and free make-up applications for participants on Friday, 8 March, from 3:00-4:30pm.  Call Eclipze to schedule as appointments are encouraged, 945-1188.

“Our supporting partners have gone above and beyond to help us make this year’s event extra special in celebration of the Centre’s anniversary,” Ms. Lockwood says. “Haagen Daz and the talented bakers at the TAYA Lounge will also have sweet treats available for purchase.”

Ms. Lockwood says the Centre is always blown away by the amount of support ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ receives from the community.

“Sometimes the men are wearing heels higher and more daring than me. It always has such a great crowd and everyone loves the vibe of the men taking a small step to helping the women and children at the Crisis Centre,” she says.

Her top tips for new participants include choosing a modest heel to start with and focusing on your technique rather than speed.

“I always stress this is a “walk” not a race, so no need to push yourself for the first time,” she says. “If you want to take it up a notch, add some pretty necklaces or paint those toes a bright colour. Don’t take it too seriously! The goal is to have fun for a great cause.”

Participants can register online at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/2019-cicc-a-walk-in-her-shoes

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. Donations can be made to teams and individuals via the registration link.

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).

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] 

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

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