Family, therapist of Sandusky victim to speak at fundraiser for domestic violence shelter

Dawn Daniels, mother of Jerry Sandusky’s first victim, Aaron Fisher, and Michael Gillum, Fisher’s therapist, will be guest speakers at Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, Saturday, April 27. The event is sponsored by the White Ribbon Campaign of The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, and proceeds from the walk will go to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 Daniels, Gillum and Fisher are authors of the recently released book: “Silent No More: Victim No. 1’s Fight For Justice Against Jerry Sandusky,” in which they relate Fisher’s harrowing quest to bring Sandusky’s crimes to light, his tale of abuse and his fight to expose the truth.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes events include:

  • ·Registration at 8:3 0 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fairfield Train Station (westbound, into Grand Central).
  • ·The walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Walkers will exit the train station on Mill Plain Road, turn left on the Post Road, and right on Old Post Road. The walk will finish on the lawn in front of Town Hall.
  • ·The program begins around 10:15 a.m. Speakers include Daniels and Gillum; a victim turned survivor; Debra Greenwood, president and CEO of The Center; and Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara, who is organizing the walk and is chair of the White Ribbon Campaign, an organization of men dedicated to ending violence against women.
  • ·In addition to the speakers, there will be informational booths, music and food.


The event is free; donations will gladly be accepted. Visit to sign up for the event and download a pledge sheet.

Before the walk, any man or boy can join the White Ribbon Campaign by simply logging onto and pledging their support to end domestic violence. The pledge button is prominently displayed on the left side of The Center’s home page.

Amanda Cuda