Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Walk in Her Shoes for International Women's Day

A very special event will be held in Cayman on Friday to celebrate International Women's Day.

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre will host its 4th Annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ to raise funds and awareness to support the Centre’s mission to end domestic violence in the Cayman Islands.

And to mark the CICC's 16th anniversary, the event will have a 'Sweet Sixteen' theme featuring 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, March 7 from 3-4:30pm, and free make-up applications for participants on Friday, March 8 from 3-4:30pm. (Call Eclipze to schedule as appointments are encouraged, 945-1188.)

Michelle Lockwood, CICC Chair of the Fundraising Committee said: “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."

Opening up about the event, Michelle revealed: "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."

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,” Michelle added. “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.”

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

 The event will take place from 5pm on March 8 at Camana Bay.

Participants can register online here

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).

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