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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes is the international march to end sexual assault and gender-based violence. Every year, San Luis Obispo County men, women, and children join the movement.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Walk a Mile 2017 our biggest year yet! Visit our Facebook page for photos from last year's events.

In April 2018, RISE will host the 16th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events! These family-friendly events create a safe environment for survivors and supporters to raise awareness for an uncomfortable topic. Join RISE for these upbeat, fun events featuring vendor fairs, Celebrity Walkers, toenail painting, awareness activities, and live music!

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Paso Robles Event

The 5th Annual Paso Robles Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held in downtown City Park on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. .

Arroyo Grande Event

The 2nd Annual Arroyo Grande Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held in Heritage Square Park on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

San Luis Obispo Event

The 16th Annual San Luis Obispo Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held in Mission Plaza on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

Become a Walker!

Online registration and fundraising web pages will become available a few months prior to the events. You are able to register individually or register as a team!

Become a Sponsor!

Support a local awareness event that encourages our community to take a stand against sexual assault and gender-based violence! This family-friendly event is an amazing opportunity for any business to reach their preferred audience and support a worthy cause.

Click here for sponsorship information.

Become a Vendor!

RISE would like to invite local nonprofits and businesses to join each of the walks as vendors! Vendors are present during the event to showcase their information, value, and items to the community. This is an excellent opportunity to gain new supporters or customers.

Click here for vendor information.

According to national statistics, someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes, and 60% of sexual assaults go unreported and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to talk about the reasons why rape is so underreported, and what can be done about it.

This month is about honoring survivors, whether they have told their story or not. It's about raising awareness and destroying myths that make it difficult for survivors and their significant others to talk about their experiences. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.