Walk A Mile Next Week

You can’t really understand another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. This famous proverb is the inspiration behind an innovative walk to raise money and awareness of domestic violence. It’s called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a men’s march against domestic violence. Men in our area are being asked to put on high heels and walk two laps around Riverside Park. The goal is to have more than 350 men (and women) join hosts, the La Crosse Riverfest Commodores, for a fun, thought-provoking event, raising money and awareness for this very serious issue and showing support for survivors of domestic violence. Joining the Commodores, will be a number of civic leaders and local celebrities.

Walk a Mile in her Shoes will be held during Riverfest on Thursday, June 30, in Riverside Park, La Crosse. Registration and check-in is from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a selection of high heels in men’s sizes for you to use for the event and shoe pick up is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The walk then starts at 6 p.m. with a reception following. Funds raised will help support the YWCA of the Coulee Region and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation’s Carilee Fund which offers confidential financial assistance to victims of domestic violence.

To learn more about the event or to register online, go to

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