The Bureau of Justice Statistics report that three women everyday are murdered by an intimate partner. As the elected State’s Attorney for Caroline County who prosecutes all felony crimes against persons in this county, Mr. Joseph A. Riley sees the impact of these crimes. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign is dedicated to helping raise awareness about family violence against women. The one-mile walk is not a race, but an experience filled with fun, laughter and hobbling, as the race is done in high heels and participants come accessorized to make even Gisele Büdchen jealous. 

The Caroline County State's Attorney's Office invites you to join in this important walk to tell victims that we see you, we hear you, and we want to help you. Money raised by all the brave, bold and beautiful participants will be used by the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence to support victims' journeys to becoming self-sufficient, self-empowered survivors. So how can you participate in this fun-filled event:

Join Us For The Walk.  Everyone is invited to participate in this fun event. This is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 - $10. Don't forget to wear your heels and accessories. 

Join Caroline County's State Attorney Joe Riley's Healing Heels Club. Pledge a walker from your office, business, community organization, or family for $100. Or you can help provide a pair a Healing Heels for $70.  If you need shoes, please submit your pledge by April 1, 2019 so we have time to get them.


WHO: Anyone and Everyone

WHEN: April 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM 

WHERE: Martin Sutton Park in Ridgely 

WHAT: A one-mile walk in high heels

WHY: To show our pledge as a community to help end the cycle of violence against women.

WEAR: High Heels, of course. Additional Accessories are welcome - have fun with your outfit!

COST: To Participate in the Walk: Free with a suggested donation of $5 - $10

            To Join Joe Riley's Healing Heels Club: $100 to Pledge a Walker, $70 per pair of shoes


  • Send your pledge checks made out to Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence and mailed to 8626 Brooks Dr. #101 Easton, Md 21601. In the memo line put Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Please include a list of your walkers, their shoe sizes (if you want us to purchase shoes for you) and a way to contact you with questions (phone or email)


  • Click the link on the right to sign up for the walk. 

Come Rain or Shine, we'll be out there to show our support and have a good time!

For more information, contact

Join the Healing Heels

Pledge a Walker Today to let our Caroline Community know that we stand together to break the cycle of domestic violence.


Joe Riley's Healing Heels Group

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A unique walking tour of the City with time to enjoy lunch and shopping too! Maximize your sightseeing with this exceptional tour.

Registration Form (pdf)


Don't want to walk? Pledge your support to another walker.

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Pledge your support to another Caroline County Community Member, led by State Attorney Joseph A. Riley, in a mile long, high-heeled walk to raise awareness about domestic violence, and to show victims that we see them, we hear them, and we want to help them.