Participants at last year’s Walk A Mile In Their Shoes event raise awareness for child and sexual abuse prevention. This year’s event is set for Saturday, April 7 at Memorial Park.

Walk A Mile raises awareness for fifth year

For the fifth year, locals will walk a mile in the shoes of child abuse and sexual assault victims raising awareness for the prevention of the crimes.

With the opening ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, event attendees will walk a mile, starting and ending at Memorial Park. The event is a representation of walking in the shoes of victims of child abuse and sexual assault, the purpose of which is to inform the Lassen County community of the available resources, to reach out to victims and to show support as they move forward as a survivor.

All attendees are encouraged to wear blue, matching the national awareness ribbon color for child abuse prevention.
Lassen Family Services, Child and Family Services and the Child Abuse Prevention Council sponsor the event.
Participants for the event may register online at eventbrite.com; however, if they are unable to register online, there will be a registering booth at Memorial Park around 8 a.m.

During the opening ceremony, there will be a victim impact speaker and a community impact speaker. Additionally, the Empathy in Education Award will be presented.

After the walk, participants can browse through the free food fair and vote for their favorite street cart style of food. Choices will include chili, brisket, pulled pork sliders and more.

Moreover, informational booths will be set up around the park detailing the available services offered.

For more information, call Lassen Family Services at 257-45599.

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