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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®

Here come the men in heels!  Their mission?  To stomp out sexual violence by walking a mile in her shoes.

2014walkamilelogo largeEvery year in April, YWCA Bradford’s Victims’ Resource Center raises awareness of sexual violence with the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a men’s march against rape, sexual assault and gender violence. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 and the walk starts at 6:00 pm.

Every two minutes, another American is sexually assaulted. As a community, we cannot stand by without taking action. We are asking you to consider a sponsorship so, together, we can do our part to end sexual violence.

For more information, email angelae@ywcabradford.org or call 814-368-4235.  The forms are available through the link below.

4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event

NEW this year:
2017 Role Model contest – there are jars scattered around Bradford for each of the role models featured on our poster.  You can vote by placing your loose change in the jar of your favorite role model.  The money collected will be counted at the Walk A Mile event and the one who raised the most money will be awarded the 2017 Role Model trophy!
The jars can be found at the following businesses:
      • Bella Capelli Salon – Matthew Galbraith
      • H & R Block – Eric Taylor
      • Little Fabric Garden – Dave Shields
      • Main Street Mercantile – Todd Hennard
      • Ott & McHenry Pharmacy – Marty DiFonzo
      • Pizza Napoli – Shawn Galbraith
      • Tin Ceiling Gift Shoppe – Chris Lucco
      • Togi’s Family Restaurant – John Aiken
      • Northwest Bank on East Main Street – all of the role models can be found on display
Display Contest – New this year, we are incorporating a display contest to further bring awareness to the community.  We encourage any organization or business who has space to create a display using the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes theme.  The winner will receive a trophy and personalized gift basket. 
The criteria for judging are:
Theme use, creativity and best use of space
For more information or to register, email angelae@ywcabradford.org or call 814-368-4235.

Leader Luncheon

Each year, the YWCA Bradford celebrates extraordinary community women by honoring those who foster growth and development through service, leadership, and dedication at our annual Leader Luncheon.  This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at 12:00 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Honored in 2016 were Jeanie Satterwhite, Leader Award, and Brooke Kane-Walker, Young Leader Award.  You can see our 2016 Honor Board by clicking the link below.

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We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event, acknowledging the work of so many phenomenal women!

Groovin’ for a cause

Groovin’ for a Cause on Friday, April 14th from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at Afterwards Club (downstairs in Beefeaters Restaurant)

We are happy to have several local musicians performing:
*Mick Marshall and Lisa Platko, with percussion by Jimmy Copeland of No Name Trio
*Steve Hartle & Bob Hartle of The Hartle Brothers
*Marshmallow Overcoat’s very own Tyler Calkins and Al Hancock

Please join us and some local celebrities for great music and fun in the 2nd Ward!
Admission: $5/person at the door (includes hors d’oeuvres)

All proceeds to benefit the YWCA Bradford.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Into our fourth year in 2017, this annual event raises funds for sexual assault services. We recognize the importance of men’s involvement in raising awareness to this critical issue, and to the power that men hold in helping to stem and prevent incidents of sexual assault. We are honored to walk arm in arm with our brothers in solidarity!




Centennial Tea party and Fashion Show

Held at a local historic home, guests of the event saw not only the historical fashions of the last 100 years, but also learned what the YW was doing during each decade and fashion era.  This was an amazing event with  wonderful decor, fabulous food and even better company!  We still hear from people who relish their memories of our Tea Party!


Lunch in the Square

In August 2015, we celebrated our 100th with cake at Lunch in the Square.  Cake and cupcakes were provided by Julie’s Cake Creations, and handed out as a compliment to all those who have stood by the YWCA in thick and thin!

Business After Hours to Celebrate 100 Years





Leader Luncheon 2015

In 2015, we celebrated past YWCA leaders who paved the way for us to do the hard work we do every day. The YWCA has a history of quiet perseverance, of women who lead and do and serve with little fanfare, and this particular year we wanted to shout in gratitude and acknowledgement for all they have done to make our paths smoother and easier.

YWCA’s Boo! Day Celebration

In 2015, the YWCA Celebrated its 100th Anniversary.  With an event every month from April through October, we celebrated 100 years of service, 100 years of community building and support, 100 years of empowerment, 100 years of compassion, and 100 years of strength and leadership.  Take a walk down memory lane with us and check out some of the pictures below.