The Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program with St. Peter’s Health Partners, in observance of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, hosts an annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®,” a community march against rape and sexual violence at Riverfront Park, Troy.

The first-of-its-kind community event invites the public – especially men – to show support for victims/survivors by literally walking a mile in high-heeled shoes. Walkers will start from Riverfront Park, proceed down River St., up Congress St., down 3rd, and then back to Riverfront Park.

An estimated 500 people turn out yearly for the event. Proceeds benefit direct services to victims, such as counseling, legal advocacy, and education and outreach efforts.

For more information about the Walk please call 518-482-4433 or email

The Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program with St. Peter’s Health Partners is committed to reducing the trauma of sexual assault, crime, and violence, as well as providing community education for its prevention. We are dedicated to creating a supportive, caring environment for victims/survivors and their families to enhance the healing process. All services are free and confidential.

The program also offers a 24-hour hotline for individuals in need, (518) 271-3257.

Event Details

Riverfront Park, Troy NY
Rain or Shine

Registration $20 / $10 for Students
10am Registration / 11:30AM Walk

Shoes are provided to men. Women are welcome to bring their own shoes.

Note: Walkers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special Areas

  • Coffee, snacks, water and pizza
  • Raffle
  • Walker Bags
  • I Walk because……
  • Doggie Registration
  • Informational area on services
  • Shoe tent
  • Music provided by B95.5

Trophies will be awarded to:

  1. Top Individual Walker
  2. Top Team
  3. Winner of the Mascot Race

By registering for the Walk you agree to the following waiver:

In signing this release, I understand the intent thereof, and I, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, hereby agree and will absolve St. Peter’s Health Partners from any liability from my participation in this event. Walkers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. I give permission for use of my name and photograph in any materials produced by or publicity from the event.

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