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Walk A Mile event to raise awareness for sexual violence

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From left, Kent Faulkner, of Columbia; Warren Connor, of Lexington; Steve Szabo, of Columbia and Brady Putnam, of Lexington participate in the 2017 “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” event in Columbia.
From left, Kent Faulkner, of Columbia; Warren Connor, of Lexington; Steve Szabo, of Columbia and Brady Putnam, of Lexington participate in the 2017 “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” event in Columbia. File

Grab your 2-inch heels or 5-inch wedges and start practicing your poise in preparation for the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Their Shoes event in downtown Columbia.

The family-friendly event aims to honor survivors of sexual assault and abuse and bring awareness to sexual violence in the community.

This year’s event kicks off at 5 p.m. April 11 at the South Carolina State House grounds with pre-walk activities. The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine. 

Founded in 1983, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. The agency serves Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Clarendon and Sumter counties.

For more information and event details, go to walkamilesc.com.

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