Walk Her Way at Rosemary Beach for Shelter House June 7

June 5, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Get ready to strut your favorite high heels at Walk Her Way in Rosemary Beach on Friday, June 7at 6 p.m.! Men, women and children of all ages will step out for the second annual one mile walk to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Yes, you heard it right! The guys will be dressing for the occasion again this year, making the event all the more meaningful, and truly fun at the same time. Sign up, find the perfect shoe and walk for a good cause!

South Walton businesses and individuals are encouraged to get in on the action now! Recruit  friends, family and co-workers. Form walking teams for competition. Decorate your shoes to reflect your style and personality or create a theme for your team. Awards will be given for the team that raises the most money as well as those that have the best theme and costumes. 

Walkers will meet in Rosemary Beach town center and begin the one mile strut at 6 p.m. in North Barrett Square. Then stick around for the after party, kick off your heels and enjoy live music in the square with The Forrest Williams Band. 

Advance registration is $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12 and includes a t-shirt. Registration the day of the walk will be an additional $5 per person from 5 - 6 p.m. Register to Walk Her Way at

Walk Her Way is not just a fun walk. It carries a serious message about respect and healthy relationships. Shelter House’s Clothesline Project, a touching exhibit that allows adult and child victims of domestic violence to tell their story through words and art, will be on display in Rosemary Beach on the day of the walk. 

Presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation and Shelter House, Walk Her Way benefits Shelter House Domestic Violence Center and Rosemary Beach Foundation community programs. 


“We are excited to return to Rosemary Beach for Walk Her Way,” said Shelter House Executive Director Michelle Sperzel. “Shelter House served more than 5,500 women, children and men in Okaloosa and Walton counties last year. Events like Walk Her Way allow us to spread the word to new audiences about our services and help us raise funds for innovative new programs like the Purple Paws Kennel. This summer Shelter House will become the only pet-friendly domestic violence center in all of Northwest Florida.” 

Sponsorships for Walk Her Way are available by calling Malayne DeMars at 850-231-7382. Also, contact Ms. DeMars for any questions about your team and fundraising strategy! 

Rosemary Beach Foundation and Shelter House would like to thank the 2013 Walk Her Way Stiletto Sponsors:, The Merchants of Rosemary Beach, Bamboo Bicycle Shop, Bombora Sun and Surf, Bud and Alley’s Restaurant, The Hidden Lantern Bookstore, Rosemary Beach Realty, Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental, Trading Company and Perspicacity.



Rosemary Beach Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cultural, educational,and other charitable activities in Rosemary Beach and Walton County.  Rosmeary Beach Foundation fulfills its mission through five major programs: Fall Lecture Series, Girls Getaway, Music in Pictures, Rosemary Beach Unleashed and Walk Her Way. Rosemary Beach Foundation operates through donations and event revenues. In its seven year history, over $300,000 has been donated to local charities.

Shelter House, Inc. is a state certified domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties and offering emergency confidential shelter, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, children’s programs, information and referrals, education, professional training, safety planning and prevention services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

If you feel that a family member or intimate partner is endangering your physical or emotional safety or if you know someone experiencing this in their home, call the Shelter House hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-863-4777.


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