When everyone comes together in support of a worthy cause, magic happens.
On March 8, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s annual fundraiser, A Walk in Her Shoes, returns to Camana Bay. Men will walk down Market Street in their highest heels to help the charity raise funds in support of local domestic violence victims and children. This year, CICC will put the proceeds towards a new shelter for victims, to be built within the next five years.
Held on International Women’s Day, the fundraiser will mark CICC’s 16th anniversary. Spectators can expect satellite bars by Abacus and West Indies Wine Company, along with performances by Quinntessential Movement and sweet treats by Häagen-Dazs and the TAYA (Teens and Young Adults) Lounge. One-World DJs will spin music into the evening.
2019’s event is sponsored by OLEA, the first for-sale residential neighbourhood in Camana Bay. As a community-oriented development, OLEA has also entered a team for A Walk in Her Shoes that consists of employees of the property’s two developers, NCB Group and Dart Real Estate.
CICC’s Fundraising Chair, Michelle Lockwood, expressed her anticipation for the event: “We are very excited; this is the biggest event on our fundraising calendar. Personally, I always feel very nervous leading up to the event as despite great success in the past, you are never quite sure the reaction you will get. I am always so overwhelmed by the men that come out and how excited they get for this event.”
Of course, it is no coincidence that the event is held each year on International Women’s Day. “We chose to do this event on [this day], which is also our anniversary of the shelter. It is a very special day and we are so happy that it allows men an opportunity to come out and help the Crisis Centre,” says Michelle. “The work of the Crisis Centre is very sombre, but we are always so happy for events like this where we can all enjoy ourselves.”
Whether you plan to ‘walk in her shoes’ or watch from the sidelines, 2019’s event promises a fun evening that will help CICC continue its important work of supporting victims in the Cayman Islands. To sign up as an individual or as a team, visit CICC’s website.
Date: Friday, March 8 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Venue: Market Street in Camana Bay
Cost: Free admission; cash bars