Walk a Mile 2016

September 15, 2016
Corner of North Street & Columbus Ave, Pittsfield MA . Early registration at 5pm, walk at 6pm.

Join us for our 6th annual March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence!

Take a stand against violence in our community!  Sign up to Walk a Mile

  • Registration is free, but almost all walkers raise funds to keep our doors open.  The money you raise supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout Berkshire County.  Raise $55 or more and get a NEW 2016 Walk a Mile t-shirt.
  • Shoes and signs available at the Walk.  Come early to get the best shoes!


Interested in sponsoring someone walking in the March?

  • Can’t find the page of the person you want to sponsor?  You can also make a secure credit card donation to Elizabeth Freeman Center’s Walk a Mile March by clicking the Make a Donation button below.  Choose “Don’t have a PayPal account” to donate by credit card, and don’t forget to tell us the name of the person you’re sponsoring.  Thank you!

Donate to Walk a Mile 2016


Why we Walk a Mile

Violence affects us all…our children, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers, our community, our future.  Come add your voice (and your feet) to those calling for change.  Together we are making a difference!  EFC depends on these much-needed funds.  Let’s make 2016 the best Walk a Mile yet!


Walkers’ stories

griffin facing camera - cropped

“The guys that I’ve had the pleasure of walking with in the 9 Walk a Mile events I’ve done, all walk for a different reasons but all in the same display of support. I walk because I can, and during that walk, my feet are my voice.

I am man enough to walk the walk. Doesn’t matter if they’re red or black pumps, or open toed with a bow on them, the importance is much greater. The short period of time that my feet feel the pain is my personal pledge that the women in my life never have to feel a worst pain.”

-Griffin Labbance, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

To sponsor Griffin in Walk a Mile this year:

chin sabrina walking - cropped“I’m doing Walk a Mile in Her Shoes because all the proceeds will go to Elizabeth Freeman Center to help survivors of abuse. At least there is hope and voice for these women unlike my sister or Sabrina who had no place to turn to and suffered in silence…….”

ChinHua Lee, owner of Flavours of Malaysia restaurant in Pittsfield, MA

To sponsor Chin in Walk a Mile this year: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ChinLee/walk-a-mile-2016

Abuse can happen to anyone, Jancy - cropped“I participate in Walk a Mile because it is such an incredible opportunity to show the public that the movement to end domestic and sexual violence is powerful and vibrant.

Walking with EFC’s Team Rainbow was especially incredible because it was a chance to educate and shine a light on a group [LGBTQ survivors] that can be overlooked in these discussions. I will be walking again this year to keep the momentum going with positive action!”

-Jancy Butterworth, Team Rainbow supporter   

To support Jancy and Team Rainbow in Walk a Mile this year: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/janet-butterworth/walk-a-mile-2016

mike hinkley“I walk because, as a son, as a husband,and as a father, I recoil in recognizing that gender inequality, domestic violence, and gender-based discrimination remain unconscionably common threats not only to the women in my life, but to women worldwide. I walk to demonstrate… that…men of character value women as equals, acknowledge the gender-based threats that they face, and are willing not only to walk a mile in their shoes, but to take a stand and, indeed, to do whatever is necessary to help create a world of nonviolence, of peace, and of equality for all people.”

-Michael R. Hinkley, Donovan & O’Connor, LLP

To sponsor Michael in Walk a Mile this year: www.firstgiving.com/fundra…/michael-hinkley/walk-a-mile-2016


Want more information?
Call Becca B. at Elizabeth Freeman Center: (413) 499-2425 or email beccab@elizabethfreemancenter.org.