Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton will, for the first time, host a collaborative friend and fundraiser to promote awareness of domestic violence and raise funds to support the Domestic Violence Hotline share by Artemis Center and the YWCA Dayton. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes™ Domestic Violence 5Kwill be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in conjunction with the University of Dayton School of Law Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy group and the University of Dayton Women’s Center. Synchrony Financial will be the presenting sponsor.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes™ Domestic Violence 5K is an event that highlights domestic violence as a critical community issue and educates the community on the work of Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton. Activities include a 5K run/walk/stroll, as well as a 1-mile walk by men and women, wearing heels, to emphasize the crucial role male voices play in ending violence against women.
All proceeds will support Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton’s
shared 24-hour crisis hotline
(937-222-SAFE), the only such hotline in both Montgomery and Preble counties. The hotline office staffed in equal parts by trained YWCA Dayton and Artemis Center staff. In 2015 alone, more than 8,600 crisis calls were received through the hotline.
The 5K, chip timed by Key Sports, will start and finish at the University of Dayton River Campus (1700 S. Patterson Blvd.), with an easy out-and-back course perfect for experienced runners, hobby joggers, walkers and families alike. No animals allowed; strollers are welcome.
Registration opens at 8 am, with the race beginning at 9 am, rain or shine. Registration fees are tax-deductible; early-bird registrations run through Sept. 9 and guarantee a T-shirt: Adults, $25; Students with ID and Children 3 and up, $20. Children 3 and under, free.