The Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) will maintain its seventh annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes fundraiser Saturday on the GBMC campus in Towson.
This yr’s occasion is hybrid, providing choices for each in-person and digital participation. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes brings the group collectively to assist and lift consciousness for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC. This program is the area’s most complete sexual assault, sexual abuse, and home violence heart, providing free sufferer providers to sufferers.
The SAFE & DV Program at GBMC treats victims of all ages in a confidential setting. The unit has seen an general enhance in instances and the instances have been probably the most extreme this system has ever seen. Furthermore, this system is seeing its highest variety of siblings coming in for therapy of kid abuse.
This collaborative occasion, hosted by the GBMC Foundation and introduced by the GBMC Volunteer Auxiliary, together with different beneficiant sponsors, is a approach for individuals to lift consciousness and present assist for an vital subject affecting individuals of all ages. Registration is open at www.gbmc.org/walkamile for people and groups. The stroll will start at 9 a.m. on the GBMC campus on the South Chapman Building.
Community members can even take part by contributing to the Walk a Mile 2022 Miles Challenge, which is at the moment underway; this yr’s objective is to collectively log 10,000 miles by April 30. Virtual individuals can log their miles totally free every day on the occasion web site, or on social media by sending the key phrase “WAM” to GBMC by way of Facebook Messenger or following @gbmchealthcare on Instagram and sending a non-public Instagram message with the key phrase “WAM.”