Red shoe walk/run to support Willow Domestic Violence Center

Former Kansas University basketball standout Scot Pollard tries on a red stiletto with the help of Steve Sell, an employee at Garry Gribble's Running Sports in downtown Lawrence. They are featured on the cover of the 2011 Red Shoe calendar, which raised money for The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence.

Former Kansas University basketball standout Scot Pollard tries on a red stiletto with the help of Steve Sell, an employee at Garry Gribble's Running Sports in downtown Lawrence. They are featured on the cover of the 2011 Red Shoe calendar, which raised money for The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center is having its first “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K” fundraiser.

The event challenges women, children and men to walk a mile or run a 5K in support of survivors. Participants are encouraged to wear women’s shoes for the walk, running shoes for the run, and anything red.

Event details:

• 6 p.m. Friday, May 6.

• Haskell Memorial Stadium, 23rd Street and Barker Avenue.

• $25 in advance and includes T-shirt; $30 at event.

• Register at www.realmenwearheels.com or www.active.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 633, Lawrence, KS, 66044. Make check payable to the Willow Domestic Violence Center.

• Want men’s-sized red pumps? Contact Bernie Fatla of Le Dame Footwear at 800-604-1218, Ext. 2 or bernie@ledame.com.

• Prizes for highest pledge individual, highest pledge team, most creative red shoe, and 5K age divisions.

• For more information, call 331-2034, Ext. 105, or e-mail redshoevolunteer@gmail.com.

The event aims to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Proceeds will help fund the maintenance and programming of Willow’s Safe Shelter, which costs about $1,332 per day to operate.

The center serves about 1,500 survivors of domestic violence each year.

Tagged: The Willow Domestic Violence Center, walk, run

Comments

Karrey Britt 3 years, 4 months ago

Oops. Thanks for the heads up. I changed it.

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Willow_DV_Center 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Karrey! We're gearing up for a great event! There will be kids activities, vendors, and fun for all.

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Karrey Britt 3 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like fun! Can't wait to see all of the red shoes! How many people have signed up to participate so far?

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Jonathan Kealing 3 years, 4 months ago

I have this on my list of races for the summer, but Friday nights are tough! I'll be coming back from KC that afternoon.

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Willow_DV_Center 3 years, 4 months ago

We have 30 participants so far and we're hoping for a whole lot more. Come on down and bring your friends!

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