Willow center seeking folks to be featured in 2012 Red Shoe calendar

Dan Chandler, owner of The Salty Iguana, and Coach Bill Self are featured in the 2011 Red Shoe calendar. It raises awareness about domestic violence and money for The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence.

Dan Chandler, owner of The Salty Iguana, and Coach Bill Self are featured in the 2011 Red Shoe calendar. It raises awareness about domestic violence and money for The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center is seeking people who are willing to wear red high heels and pose for its second calendar.

The Red Shoe calendar raises awareness about domestic violence and money for the Willow center, which provides safe shelter, peer counseling and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence. It serves about 275 women and children annually.

Last year, 32 men and women stepped up to pose for the first one. Among them: Kansas University Coach Bill Self, Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib, Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Dever and Lawrence High School principal Matt Brungardt.

It was a hit.

The Willow center ordered 500 calendars and sold out. The calendar along with its first “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event in May raised $20,000. It was the first major fundraiser for the organization in 34 years.

“We are going to be working hard to do an even better job this year,” said Cathie Rodkey, Willow center board member and the person who came up with the calendar concept.

The Willow center is accepting nominees for its 2012 calendar through Sept. 2. It can be anyone of any age from Douglas, Jefferson or Franklin counties.

Nominations can be submitted online at www.willowdvcenter.org or by calling Aimee Bradshaw at 785-220-0205.

The goal is to have photos taken by the end of September and the calendars out by mid-November just in time for Christmas.

Mark Bradford, left, Douglas County Fire and Medical chief, and Tarik Khatib, Lawrence police chief, are featured in the 2011 Red Shoe calendar. They are pictured in front of fire station No. 5 on Stewart Avenue.

Mark Bradford, left, Douglas County Fire and Medical chief, and Tarik Khatib, Lawrence police chief, are featured in the 2011 Red Shoe calendar. They are pictured in front of fire station No. 5 on Stewart Avenue.

Tagged: The Willow Domestic Violence Center, domestic violence

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kuonthehill 2 years, 8 months ago

This was so much fun last year-will be submitting name-can't wait to see who is in it- great work Willow!

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