Local leaders, activists gather for domestic abuse awareness event, March 13

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OrlandofinalHarbor House of Central Florida will host a domestic abuse awareness event called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Orlando” (WAM) with key community leaders, local celebrities and community activists on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  The event will take place in the streets of downtown Orlando where men and women will strap on their high heels in the west courtyard steps of the Orange County Courthouse and walk nearly one mile to the Orange County Regional History Center. The event will be kicked off by Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd and Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart.

WHO: Harbor House of Central Florida, local community leaders and activists

WHAT: Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Orlando

WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Registration: 3 p.m.

Walk Starts: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Start – Orange County Courthouse in the west courtyard in downtown Orlando

End – Orange County Regional History Center

COST: Registration is $25 per participant (All proceeds’ going directly to Harbor House of Central Florida). To register for the event, sponsor a walker, or make a general donation to support the effort, visit http://www.wamorlando.org.

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPP:

Carol Wick – Harbor House president and CEO

Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd

Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart

Community activists – Randy Ross and Mary Tiffany

Participants who are survivors and support creating a safer and better environment for domestic victims here in Central Florida

WAM is an international event (www.walkamileinhershoes.org) signified by a men’s march in heels, but the event welcomes men and women to participate in a fun-filled afternoon for Central Florida community members to raise awareness about domestic abuse in Central Florida. WAM was brought to Harbor House by co-chairs Randy Ross and Mary Tiffany, who are domestic violence survivors.

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