Walk a Mile 2017

September 21, 2017
North Street, Pittsfield MA. Early registration at 5pm, walk at 6pm.

Join us for our 7th annual March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence!

Take a stand against violence in our community!  Sign up to Walk a MileWalk a Mile 2015 walker with snazzy socks and shoes

  • If you’d prefer to use a paper registration form…paper registration form coming soon!
  • Registration is free, but almost all walkers raise funds to provide help, hope, and healing to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County.  Raise $60 or more and get a NEW 2016 Walk a Mile t-shirt.
  • Shoes and signs available at the Walk.  Come early to get the best shoes!

 

Interested in sponsoring someone walking in the March?young Walk a Mile walker in shades

  • Can’t find the page of the person you want to sponsor?  You can also make a secure credit card donation to Elizabeth Freeman Center’s Walk a Mile March by clicking the Make a Donation button below.  Choose “Don’t have a PayPal account” to donate by credit card, and don’t forget to tell us the name of the person you’re sponsoring.  Thank you!

Donate to Walk a Mile 2017

 

Why we Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile walker with sign: silence hides violenceViolence affects us all…our children, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers, our community, our future.  Come add your voice (and your feet) to those calling for change.  Together we are making a difference.  EFC depends on these much-needed funds.  Let’s make 2017 the best Walk a Mile yet!

 

Walkers’ stories

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“I am man enough to walk the walk. Doesn’t matter if they’re red or black pumps, or open toed with a bow on them, the importance is much greater. The short period of time that my feet feel the pain is my personal pledge that the women in my life never have to feel a worst pain.”

-Griffin Labbance, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Walk a Mile 2015 with chin and sabrina“I’m doing Walk a Mile in Her Shoes because all the proceeds will go to Elizabeth Freeman Center to help survivors of abuse. At least there is hope and voice for these women unlike my sister or Sabrina who had no place to turn to and suffered in silence…….”

ChinHua Lee, owner of Flavours of Malaysia restaurant in Pittsfield, MA

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“Walk a Mile is such an incredible opportunity to show the public that the movement to end domestic and sexual violence is powerful and vibrant.

Walking with EFC’s Team Rainbow was especially incredible because it was a chance to educate and shine a light LGBTQ survivors, who can be overlooked in these discussions.”

-Jancy Butterworth, Team Rainbow supporter   

“I walk because, as a son, as a husband,mike hinkley and as a father, I recoil in recognizing that gender inequality, domestic violence, and gender-based discrimination remain unconscionably common threats not only to the women in my life, but to women worldwide. I walk to demonstrate… that…men of character value women as equals, acknowledge the gender-based threats that they face, and are willing not only to walk a mile in their shoes, but to take a stand and, indeed, to do whatever is necessary to help create a world of nonviolence, of peace, and of equality for all people.”

-Michael R. Hinkley, Donovan & O’Connor, LLP

 

Want more information?
Call Elizabeth Freeman Center at (413) 499-2425 or email info@elizabethfreemancenter.org.