Join Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault as we host our 7th Annual (first virtual) Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®!

Going virtual! What does that mean?!?

You choose your miles: How many miles will you pledge to walk, run, or jog for survivors of sexual violence? Will you run 1 mile? Or will you walk a whole marathon? You choose.

You choose your date, time, location, & method: You choose any time, date, and place to walk, run, or jog between September 20 – October 4. Organize a team & get some family/friends to join you for some social distance exercise or plan a solo run. You choose.

You choose your footwear: In the past, men walked in 4-inch red heels, but this year the heels are not a requirement. You choose.

BUT don’t forget to incorporate those heels! Our “Strut Your Stuff” contest will also be going virtual so MEN grab your heels or borrow some from a friend for a “Social Distance Strut”. Post your photos and/or videos.  Get creative incorporating heels and tag us on Facebook & Instagram. Don’t forget the hashtag #NWCASAHeels to join in on the contest.

Top winners will win prizes!

This year is all about choices. You choose. We are asking you to choose for yourself in a world where it feels like we are losing our freedom of choice every day. Somedays, it can truly feel powerless.

Powerless. Similar to how many survivors of sexual violence can feel powerless when left in the aftermath of that horrific & violent crime. Sexual violence is a weapon of power and control. And for a survivor of sexual violence on the path to healing, the uncertainty of the world does not distract – it only adds to the anxiety and pain. This is why essential services like trauma-informed therapy and a 24/7 crisis hotline are so important right now. And NWCASA staff are still providing these crucial services for free to the communities we serve.

Join our campaign to help survivors reclaim their power.

Create a team. Tell your friends & family about your team. Generate funds. And when you finally put feet to pavement to fulfill your pledge, then you choose to walk with intentions for the healing of the hundreds of men, women, & children impacted in our community by this violence. For the reclaiming of their power.

Because NWCASA’s work continues and will be needed long after this crisis is behind us. We need your help. Join us in the fight today! Men, be brave and rock those heels to say no more to the sexual violence here in North & Northwest Chicagoland.

For questions and/or sponsorship opportunities, please email Rebecca at

2020 Walk Sponsorship Packet