Walk in My Shoes 2017

 

2017 WALK – SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 9 – Saturday, September 23

 

For the eighth year in a row…Florida, come walk with us!

Over the past seven 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 her Walk in My Shoes journey across the state of Florida to empower survivors, educate communities from the Panhandle to the Keys, and advocate for legislative change.

As much as we’ve done and as far as we’ve come, there is still much left to do in the fight for a safer Florida. Come walk with us to protect childhood!

2017 Walk Dates:

Registration coming soon!

Saturday, September 9 – Key West (morning – time/location TBD)

Sunday, September 10 – Homestead/Naranja – South Dade (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Monday, September 11 – Miami school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Monday, September 11 – Miami (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Tuesday, September 12 – Broward school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Tuesday, September 12 – Ft. Lauderdale (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Wednesday, September 13 – Palm Beach school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Wednesday, September 13 – West Palm (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Thursday, September 14 – Melbourne school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Thursday, September 14 – Melbourne (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Friday, September 15 – AM – Orlando school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Friday, September 15 – PM – Orlando (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Saturday, September 16 – Tampa community walk (morning – time/location TBD)

Sunday, September 17 – Pasco County/Land ‘O Lakes (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Monday, September 18 – Gainesville school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Monday, September 18 – Ocala (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Tuesday, September 19 – Jacksonville school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Tuesday, September 19 – Jacksonville (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Wednesday, September 20 – Fernandina Beach/Nassau County school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Thursday, September 21 – Panama City school visit, advocacy walk – CLOSED to public

Thursday, September 21 – Panama City (afternoon – time/location TBD)

Saturday, September 23 – Tallahassee (morning – time/location TBD), Final Mile/education & awareness celebration

2017 Walk Format:

Our 2017 Walk in My Shoes journey will kick off in Key West on Saturday, September 9, crisscross the state to reach communities on each coast, and conclude on the steps of the Historic Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. Lauren and the Walk team will host two awareness-based 4.2-mile walks each day, in honor of the 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.

 

  • AM Walks – Daily morning walks will take place in partnership with local schools that teach our Safer, Smarter Schools curriculum programs. The morning Walk will involve awareness rally and/or Safer, Smarter Schools lesson or activity. The morning Walks are open to school students and staff, and (when approved), media.
  • PM Walks – Daily afternoon Walks will take place in partnership local community-based agencies, organizations and supporters, and are fully open for public participation.

Walk in My Shoes 2017 will kick off in Key West on September 9, and conclude in Tallahassee on September 23. Exact dates and locations are still being finalized.

 

Would you like to be a part of our 2017 Walk to help plan or raise awareness in your local area? Email [email protected] today!