First Responders ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

Easton emergency personnel wore masks and observed proper social distancing as they “walked a mile in her shoes” on Morehouse Road April 23 to support the Center for Family Justice.

Police Chief Rich Doyle wore a teal-colored shirt in recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness month. The red on his shoes represented domestic violence awareness.

Doyle, dispatcher Tara Candee, several police officers and the Easton Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service participated in the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, ending at Easton Town Hall, where they met with First Selectman David Bindelglass.

Proceeds will benefit The Center For Family Justice’s Camp HOPE America — Bridgeport program. Following is the Easton Police Department Team donation link: https://walkamile.centerforfamilyjustice.org/teampage.asp?fundid=1004#.XqCmbWkpAzY

The annual fundraiser, originally set to take place on April 25 in downtown Fairfield, took a virtual turn this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A virtual walk party will take place on Saturday, April 25, as CFJ’s eighth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. The watch party will kick off at 9 a.m. on CFJ’s Facebook page, @CenterforFamilyJustice, and feature leaders and sponsors of this year’s virtual fundraising and awareness event. 

They include Debra Greenwood, CFJ’s president & CEO, and Gary MacNamara, executive director of public safety & government affairs at Sacred Heart University and the former police chief of Fairfield. They will stress the continued importance of supporting the thousands of victims and survivors CFJ serves annually during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. 

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