To the editor of THE EAGLE:
For the third year in a row I will be participating in the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" march during Third Thursday in downtown Pittsfield, Thursday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Why? Because by walking in women’s shoes, men acknowledge that domestic violence and sexual assault are serious problems here in the beautiful Berkshires and the whole community needs to help support survivors and the agency that works with them.
Sabrina and I are very passionate in supporting The Elizabeth Freeman Center because she was a former victim of domestic violence. Unfortunately, during the 1980s in Malaysia, there wasn’t any center for abused women and so many of them suffered in silence.
I am proud to have been the top fundraiser in the individual category during both of the first two walks and challenge all the men of Berkshire County to try to top my total from last year of over $2,200! Registration/pledge forms are available at Flavours of Malaysia, Bagels Too, The Elizabeth Freeman Center and on Facebook on the Freeman Center’s page. Fifty-five dollars in donations gets you a free "Walk a Mile" T-shirt and a great time on behalf of a great cause.
The writer is co-owner of Flavours of Malaysia.