The YWCA of San Diego Helping to Stop Domestic Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 15:44 —by DLS
This item was posted in San Diego Events, Volunteering in San Diego category and has 0 Comments so far.

The world became all too aware of domestic violence when Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered back in1994.

But thanks to much more awareness from various people, and organizations around the globe, we are making headway on the domestic violence front. In San Diego, for example, one such organization, the YWCA of San Diego is holding an event on Oct. 16 that should bring even more attention to the issue. The event is “Walk a mile in her shoes,” and should be a lot of fun as men will “attempt” to walk in high heels (provided by the YWCA) beginning at the South Embarcadero Marine Park.

The fun begins with registration from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; followed by the actual walk from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m; and ending with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“Walk a mile in her shoes,” is being held to “bring awareness to domestic violence in the community.” According to the Web site: “The YWCA of San Diego is hosting this unique event to commemorate its 100th year of service to women, children and families, and to call attention to the prevailing domestic violence to women and their children. The event is a very light-hearted approach to a very serious subject and increases awareness of how domestic violence impacts individuals and families.”

To get involved, here’s what you need to do:

1. Register and donate $100.00 (donations will support the YWCA’s programs for victims of domestic violence);

2. If you cannot donate $100.00 the YWCA suggests asking friends, colleagues or family; and 

3. You can be a virtual walker by contributing $50.00 or more to sponsor another walker.

For more information and to register go to


Popularity: 2% [?]

Voice Your Opinions. Join Today.
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply