Join us tomorrow morning as we “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”. We are meeting at Elijah’s on the Boardwalk at 8:15am, walk starts at 8:30am. Sponsored by The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons, the walk is a men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence against women.
“Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” is an annual fundraiser that the Rape Crisis Center of our area puts on to pay for their services. The Crisis Center provides services to the victims of violent assault and rape, but also to friends and family of victims with support groups. They also help in covering the costs of evidence kits and medical services provided to the victims and counseling at any point after the crime has occurred. Many of the workers are volunteers specially trained in supportive care for victims and their loved ones. Many nurses go through extensive training to become certified in a forensic form of nursing to collect evidence. All of this training is paid for from grants and fundraisers like Walk A Mile.
As an ER nurse, I have seen first hand how very helpful these services are. Statistically, 1 in 6 women are the victim of a violent sexual crime. Many are women you know….women you know but in most cases, have no idea they are a survivor. Women like me.
It was a difficult thing for me, for years, to trust anyone and I still have some issues I deal with. But most of you that know me now, know I am a strong and very out spoken woman. A huge part of that is from being part of Crossfit Wilmington. So it is only natural to want my CFW family, those who empower women every day, to join me and countless others and participate in Wilmington’s Walk a Mile In Her Shoes.
CFW will be closed tomorrow for the Crossfit Level 1 Certification.
Tracy and Keith of Port City Crossfit will open their doors for us at 10:30 for all of you who would like to jump in a WOD after the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”.
Team WOD #2 Must be completed by 7 pm tonight!
3 Rounds for time…
100 Wallballs (20/14)
30 x 10m Shuttle Runs