MONTICELLO, NY — The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event to raise funds for Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) program of Sullivan County will be held on April 26 at the Sullivan County Government Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Refreshments and raffles follow.
Sarah Dittmar, RISE program manager, spoke of the need to raise awareness in the communtiy about sexual assault. “Our goal is to prevent all forms of violence in our community and this starts by talking about it. We hope to engage and educate the public to take a stand against bullying, physical violence, gender violence and sexual assault.”
Men are encouraged (but not required) to walk in women’s shoes. The registration fee is $20. Pledge contributions are welcome. Walkers raise money to support the cause by visiting www.crmcny.org  and pledging. RISE maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline, which is 845/791-9595.