Team McDaniel top fund-raiser in ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

May 01, 2012

The results are in, and Team McDaniel won the Black Stiletto Trophy in the April 14 “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event for being the top fund-raiser, contributing $4,700 to the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS).

More than 80 walkers, representing McDaniel students, faculty and staff, donned high-heels for the annual event, which challenges participants to walk, literally, a mile in women’s shoes. Jim Mayola, assistant director of Career Services, and McDaniel’s Musical Outreach Team led the walk and serenaded the walkers.

“McDaniel’s success was student driven,” says Social Work professor and walker Jim Kunz, explaining that 80 percent of the funds were raised by the nine student organizations that fielded teams – Allies, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, men’s basketball, football, Hispanic Latino Alliance, Honors Program, Musical Outreach, men’s soccer and the Women’s Issues Group.

The football team won Cardboard Casey, the life-size photo cut-out of McDaniel president Roger Casey donated by the Institutional Advancement Office, for being first among McDaniel fund-raisers with $1,005. The Honors Program placed second with $865. Seven of the nine student organizations raised more than $300, which qualifies them for pizza parties courtesy of the Office of Student Engagement.

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) is a private, non-profit agency serving Carroll County, Md., since 1978. RCIS provides free counseling and support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. They also offer prevention education programs and professional training in order to eliminate sexual violence through education and advocacy.

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