The death of Gabby Petito, the young woman whose body was found in the Bridger Teton National Forest after she went missing during a cross-country camping trip with her boyfriend, has once again brought the plight of abused women into the national spotlight. There is reporting that alleges that Petito was in an allegedly abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. The YWCA El Paso del Norte Region is doing its part to help women in El Paso who find themselves suffering domestic abuse with their annual fundraiser, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.

The fundraiser happens on Friday, October 22nd at San Jacinto Plaza at 5:30 p.m. The walk will happen first and then will morph into the Paint the Town Red event featuring everyone's favorite local El Paso band Fungi Mungle. The money raised during the events will benefit the YWCA’s Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center. The Center is a living space for women both with and without children who are homeless. So many of the Center's residents have survived domestic abuse and other forms of violence that having their own space to recover and get back on their feet is vital.

The fundraiser is going to be a lot of fun but it is raising money for a serious issue. Domestic violence is the kind of violence that so many people don't see because women tend to hide it from their friends and loved ones. That makes dealing with it and getting victims of domestic violence the help they need that much harder. If you can go to the fundraiser and help the YWCA you'll be helping a lot of women get back on their feet.

WHAT: WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES/PAINT THE TOWN RED EVET
WHEN: Friday, October 22nd at 5:30 (Paint the Town Red Party to start at approximately
6:30)
WHERE: San Jacinto Plaza
COST: Registration as a ‘walker’ for Walk a Mile is $25. Tickets to the Paint the Town Red
featuring Fungi Mungle are $20.

Registration and tickets can be purchased at www.ywcaelpaso.org.

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