Samaritan Hospital Sets 9th Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser Against Sexual Assault & Gender Crimes

The Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program for Rensselaer County at Samaritan Hospital, in observance of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will host its 9th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®,” a community march against rape and sexual violence, Saturday, Apr. 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (registration/check-in at 11 a.m., walk at noon), at Riverfront Park, Troy. Dan Bazile, reporter and anchor of Weekend Today, WNYT NewsChannel 13, will serve as the emcee, along with WYJB 95.5 FM personalities Bill Fox and Chad O’Hara. Albany Broadcasting and B-95.5 FM are the media sponsors. The first-of-its-kind community march invites the public – especially challenging men to show support for victims by literally walking a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. Walkers will start from Riverfront Park, proceed down River St., up Congress St., down 3rd, and then back to Riverfront Park. “It’s said that you can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve ‘walked a mile in their shoes,’” said Lindsey Crusan, director of the Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program at […]