Walk a Mile this weekend

The Center for Family Justice, an organization that offers programs and services to address issues of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Trumbull area, is holding its annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes event, in nearby Fairfield, this Saturday, May 3.

On average, more than three women die as a result of domestic violence every day, according to statistics gathered by The Center. Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice National Crime Victimization Survey.

This past week we saw terrible violence that ended the life of a young girl in a nearby community. Saturday’s event is a great opportunity to show support. Since walkers, even men, are encouraged to participate in high heels, the event is a way to laugh and bond while raising awareness about a serious issue.

The walk is a program organized by The Center for Family Justice and The Center’s White Ribbon Committee, a group that seeks to engage men in the process to end violence against women. The walk is for everyone, especially families, who want to take the first step to end violence against women and girls, according to The Center.

Registration is free and open to everyone — individual walkers, students, families, teams, and even pets are welcome. Fundraising and donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit The Center for Family Justice, Inc.

Walk begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., 1720 Post Road (near Starbucks). Free Parking is available at the Fairfield Train Station. Program ends at the Town Hall Green with refreshments, speakers, music, and fun activities for kids.

For more information visit, cwfefc.org.