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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. 


In April 2017, RISE will host the 15th 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!


Click here for more information and to register to walk!

$25 general - $15 students - $10 kids


Paso Robles Event

The 4th annual Paso Robles Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, 11 am - 2 pm, in downtown City Park. Live music provided by Nothing But Trouble.

Visit our Facebook page for photos from past events. If you would like more information, please email

Arroyo Grande Event

The 1st annual Arroyo Grande Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held Saturday, April 22, 11 am - 2 pm, in Heritage Square Park. Live music provided by Nothing But Trouble. This will be the first year bringing Walk a Mile to the City of Arroyo Grande, and we expect it to be an exciting, new attraction!

San Luis Obispo Event

The 15th Annual San Luis Obispo Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 10 am - 2 pm, in Mission Plaza. Live music provided by The Monroe.

Visit our Facebook page for photos from the event. If you would like more information, please email

Become a Walker!

Online registration is available now! You can also build a fundraising web page if you want to raise additional funds for RISE. Registration will also be available day-of at each event. 

Click here to register, donate, and start fundraising.

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.


Learn more about 
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.