Friends and Walkers:
First and foremost, we hope you and your loved ones are safe following the storm. Lauren’s Kids has made the very difficult decision to cancel the remaining segments of our walk, up to and including the final mile celebration in Tallahassee. Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted so many of our communities throughout the state, and we want our supporters, partners and law enforcement officers to be able to fully focus on recovery.
While we are disappointed not to be able to bring education and awareness to the schools and communities we had planned to visit during this year’s Walk In My Shoes, we ARE working on rescheduling the walk for a later date. Registration fees will be honored for the new Walk dates.
Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, we hope everyone has been able to stay safe and we hope for and will work toward a safe and speedy recovery for those affected by this terrible storm. We will walk on, together.
– The Lauren’s Kids Team
Questions? Email [email protected]
Come Walk with Us! Register Today
2017 WALK: Saturday, September 9 – Friday, September 22
For the eighth year in a row…Florida, come walk with us! Register here.
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 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.
Check out our Walk schedule here.
Cost to register – $15/walker
Registration includes: tshirt, sling backpack, water, awareness wrist band.