Rape and sexual assault are not topics to make light of, but the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser manages to address these critical issues while bringing some levity to a serious cause. After all, it’s hard not to crack a smile seeing participants don a pair of high heels for the first time and attempt to walk a mile.

This year, two members of Chugach Alaska Corporation’s (Chugach) executive team will elevate their arches with a pair of high heels for the very first time – alongside a few experienced high-heel veterans – to raise awareness about sexual violence and help educate the public on how to prevent it. Their goal is to have every wobbly and uncomfortable step they take raise funds for local crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and sexual violence education and prevention programs.

This year’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes takes place on September 23, 2023 at Dimond Center at 11 a.m. Our participation goes beyond just taking steps. It’s a statement that we stand united against sexual violence and dedicated to creating positive change in our community.

“I have two daughters, and welcomed my first granddaughter last year,” said Peter Andersen, Chugach’s Chief Operating Officer. “Not only do organizations like STAR emphasize education and awareness to prevent sexual violence, but they provide support and resources to navigate the challenges that so many victims face.”

“Encouraging men to get involved as allies and join the conversation in raising awareness of sexual assault is critically important to create a culture of consent and respect,” CGS Vice President of BD Chris Crosta said. “I’m proud to be a part of that narrative, and I would challenge other Chugach team members to consider joining our team or showing their support during the event on Sept. 23.”

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