Walk in My Shoes is an annual walk across Florida every April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) led by Lauren Book to raise awareness about sexual abuse and to urge those who have been abused that “it’s okay to tell.”

In its inaugural year, fellow survivors and supporters joined Lauren on the 500-mile walk, visiting 16 assault centers on the journey to the Capital from Aventura, Florida, at the house where Lauren’s abuse began.

Due to the efforts of Lauren and those on the Walk, four legislative bills were passed in 2010 to protect sexual abuse victims; more than $190,000 in contributions were raised; more than 50 high-profile endorsements were secured with an additional 30 companies/associations and 49 local law enforcement agencies supported the campaign; and more than more than 75 state, national and international stories were generated.

The 2011 walk will begin March 20 in Key West, Florida and end April 27 in state capitol Tallahassee, a total of 1000 miles walked to raise awareness in 35 days of walking.

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