April is sexual assault awareness month, and the national Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® brings awareness to domestic and sexual violence. Men and women walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes to protest sexual violence, educate their communities, and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and other sexual violence prevention and recovery services.
This Saturday, bring your family to Globe University, located at 5101 S. Broadband Lane, for a family-friendly event where you can walk this mile in your stilettos (guys in stilettos, how fun!) or your tennis shoes and help to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Strollers are welcome, but please no furry friends!
Registration is only $10 (cash or check at the door) and all proceeds go to the local Sioux Falls Compass Center. Kiddos under 5 are free! We do have t-shirts (but they will go fast) for registration. There will be food, fun, and exercise all to benefit a great cause.
The Compass Center is a nonprofit organization that is committed to breaking the cycle of sexual and domestic violence by offering numerous programs to help individuals with rape and domestic abuse issues. In the 1970s, a grassroots organization was born in the Sioux Empire. Local citizens recognized the need for programs to deal with problems that are not often spoken of. The goal of the organization was to reduce the incidence of rape and domestic violence in our rapidly growing region. The Compass Center (formerly Rape and Domestic Abuse Center) offers many programs to help individuals with rape and domestic abuse issues.
In an average year, the various programs and services offered by The Compass Center assist thousands of individuals in the surrounding area. The Compass Center is continually reviewing its programs and services to fit the needs of our ever-changing community. Our goal is to help break the cycle of violence wherever it exists.
Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Following the walk, The Compass Center will be showing an educational video accompanied by a panel discussion and question and answer session. Please attend this informative event!
-Submitted by Ann Kolbrek, Director of Career Services, Globe University-Sioux Falls