Why would YOU walk 1,500 miles?
2015 marked the sixth anniversary of Lauren Book’s 1,500-mile Walk in My Shoes journey across the state of Florida. Over the past six years, tens of thousands of Floridians, including thousands of survivors, have come out to walk with Lauren and show their support for her mission to end child sexual abuse and help survivors heal. Walk in My Shoes has given voice to an experience shared by 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys in the U.S. Armed with the knowledge that 95% of child sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren embarks on a 1,500-mile “Walk in My Shoes” walk across the state of Florida to empower survivors, educate communities from Key West to Tallahassee and advocate for legislative change.
Since its inception in 2010, the statewide Walk in My Shoes has truly become a movement, with milestones including…
- More than 6,000 miles logged.
- Tens of thousands of walkers – including thousands of survivors – have joined Lauren on the journey.
- 3,000+ local, statewide and national media stories.
- Nearly two dozen laws changed to better support survivors and protect children and families.
As much as we’ve done and as far as we’ve come, there is still more left to do in the fight for a safer Florida. Join the movement to protect childhood…come walk with us!
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