Each April, Blackburn Center hosts our signature event, WALK a MILE in Their HER His Our SHOES. The goal of the Walk is to raise awareness about gender-based violence in our community. The Walk is a call to action to our community, and a way to raise much-needed funds to support our mission. 

The Details

What: Westmoreland County’s 11th annual March to End Gender-Based Violence, Walk a Mile in Their Her His Our Shoes.


When: April 23, 2022. In-person registration will start at 9:00 a.m., and the Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.


Where: St. Clair Park, Greensburg, PA. Can't make it to Greensburg? Walk in a place of your choosing!

Who: Anyone  who wants to become actively involved in Blackburn Center's mission.

How to Register

This year, we are offering two options for registering for the Walk, based on whether or not you want to fundraise:


  1. Register for the Walk - No Fundraising: simply fill out the registration form, pay a $5 registration fee, and you’ll be registered for our 2022 Walk. With this option, you will not need to create an account or a fundraising page, but you will be fully registered and able to participate in the Walk. You can do this online by clicking the button below, or by completing a paper form and sending it to our office.  This is the simplest way to register for the Walk, perfect for anyone who wants to Walk, but isn’t interested in fundraising!

  2. Register for the Walk - Fundraising: if you would like to raise money to support our work in the community, this option is a great choice - for both individuals and teams! When you click the button below, you will be sent to a different Walk website. There, you will need to create an account,  complete the registration form, and pay your $5 fee. You will also be asked to set a fundraising goal and personalize your individual or team fundraising page. Through this site, you’ll be able to send fundraising emails,  monitor your fundraising progress with a fundraising thermometer, and invite others to join your team. This is a great option for teams and anyone who wants to challenge themselves.


Want to register on paper? Click below to download and print out a paper registration form, which can be mailed to our office with your $5 registration fee.

Walk-ins are welcome! If you don't get a chance to register in advance, you can register in person at St. Clair Park on the day of the Walk.


Not interested in registering for the Walk? You can still support our work by clicking the “donate” button below!

Additional Information

Due to uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the in-person Walk may be cancelled based on current health and safety measures. All tickets are nonrefundable.

This year, we will be offering sunglasses for all Walk attendees, available while supplies last. 

Forming a team? Download our team packet for information and ideas! 

Would you like to sponsor our Walk? Click below to learn about sponsorship opportunities.





Special thanks to our 2021 Walk sponsors:



Tuscano Agency



103.1 KVE & 103.9 KHB



Sendell Motors

Janice O. Garlock



Remembering the True Victims (Lupson)

Haute Metal Media-Bob Manning

Synergy Group, Inc.




Blackburn Center Board of Directors

First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg

Frank Kleshinski & Mary Ann Gawelek

Kepple-Graft Funeral Home

Jean McKenna

Mental Health America of SW PA

Penn Pals Fund


RISE Dispenseries

Seton Hill University

Univ of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 



Elliott Group

Ann & Ernie Emmerling

Enscoe Long Insurance Group

Exchange Underwriters

First Presbyterian Church Murrysville

Frank Gleshinski and Mary Ann Gawelek

Friends of Eric Nelson

Maher Duessel CPA's

Passaro Family

Standard Bank PaSB

Westmoreland Hospital - Excela Health




Arts for Community Change Class - Seton Hill University

The Ankrum Family

Beeghly & Company Jewelers

Big Ed's Jerky

Judy & Len Caric

Classic Hits 107.1 WHJB

Eileen Cox

Marilyn Davis, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services  

Dr. Angelo & Pamela DeMezza

Dr. Terrance E. DePasquale

Barbara Ferrier

InFirst Bank

Kattan-Ferretti Insurance

Commissioner Sean Kertes

Christine Mohler-King

Mullen Refrigeration Services

Naser Foods

Norman Alan Company, LLC

Tina Phillips

QuatriniRafferty Community Fund

Saint Vincent Archabbey

Sam's Club Greensburg

Somerset Trust Company

Stewart, McArdle, Sorice, Whalen, Farrell, Finoli, & Cavanaugh LLC

Lori A. Stripay

George & Michelle Toohey

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley

Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc.

Westmoreland County Chapter of ABATE of PA

Westmoreland LGBT-Community PFLAG Greensburg-Westmoreland Interfaith Network

Westmoreland Cultural Trust

Gerry and Bonnie Rack-Wildner