Monday 19 October, 2020

Gentlemen encouraged to "walk in her shoes"

Gentlemen are encouraged to participate to help raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) shelter by wearing heels to ‘walk in her shoes’ to raise awareness around domestic violence.

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) is has opened registration for the 5th Annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ which will take place from 5PM on Thursday March 5 on Market Street at Camana Bay.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, this event aims to raise funds and awareness for the Crisis Centre and its mission to end the cycle of domestic violence.

Individuals and local companies come together at this event to help raise awareness of the CICC and their continued efforts to provide support for local victims, as domestic violence does not discriminate against age, gender, race, ethnicity, economic status or sexual orientation.

Michelle Lockwood, CICC Chair of the Fundraising Committee, stated “Our fundraising goal for 2020 is to exceed CI$50,000 which will be used to help operate the ongoing shelter costs. CICC is also hoping to build a purpose-built shelter in the next 5 years, as we have outgrown the small house we use for the shelter currently.“

“Each year we see the participants get more and more creative and use this platform to help raise funds for our shelter”, said Lockwood. “This is a fun and entertaining event for all of the spectators as well.” 

How does it work?

• Sign up online as a team or individual - CI$25 (US$30) per person. Email fundraising@cicc.ky to register
• Get friends, family and employers to donate to support participants. Sponsor sheet available on www.cicc.ky or attached.
• Each participant will walk a maximum of 5 laps (a minimum of 1 lap).
• For every $150 a participant raises, 1 lap will be removed (ie: if participant raises $450, you only have to walk 2 laps)
• Wear a pair of ladies shoes. 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!

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). 

2019 A Walk In Her Shoes Video - https://youtu.be/pQmk-DEsKv8

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