Taking Steps to End Domestic Violence #walkamilefortworth

On June 18, 2016, over 150 walkers braved the heat and came out to join in the fun and movement of SafeHaven’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes.  This one-mile all male walk in heels raised almost $10,000 to help fund SafeHaven programs as well as raise awareness about domestic violence in our community.

 

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If walking in heels wasn’t enough of a challenge, men came dressed up as clowns, zombies, superheroes and in tutus to make sure that they stood out!  Men gathered to try on shoes, laugh with friends, and all agreed, it is time to make a statement; time of end domestic violence in Tarrant County.

 

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The morning was also filled with fun contests, a photo booth, balloon sculptures, and refreshing treats from The Woodshed Smokehouse.

Top Team Award- Team: Chumps in Pumps
Best Strut- Team: Chumps in Pumps
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Best Shoes- Fort Worth PD Officer Daniel Segura

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We cannot thank everyone enough for coming out and showing support for such a great cause:

Thank you to sponsors: Medstar Mobile Healthcare, Tarleton State University, DFW Movers & Erectors, Frost, Independent Insurance Agents of Tarrant County, Kleiman Evangelista, The Kopsovich Family, Sutton Frost Cary LLP, and Sundance Square Security for helping us make this event feasible.

Thank you to the Woodshed Smokehouse for allowing us to take over your space, making sure we were properly hydrated, and encouraging staff to join in the fun of walking.

Thank you to Erin Wilde and the folks from Hank FM along with Mr. Mateo with Poser Kids Yoga for encouraging everyone the day of the walk and keeping us smiling.

and thank you to all of our walkers and participants for the BIG steps made throughout the day. We think you are amazing!

To see all of the photos taken at Walk a Mile, visit our Facebook page HERE.

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 Walk a Mile as a volunteer, sponsor, or participant, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact Val Salter at vsalter@safehaventc.org, our Special Events Coordinator for more information.