By: Danielle Dorsey
BOWLING GREEN. Ky – Heels strutted around Western Kentucky University’s campus yesterday afternoon but their sizes were a little bit bigger than normal.
Men participate in the 9th annual “Walk-A- Mile in Her Shoes” event put on by the Inter-Fraternity Council at WKU to bring awareness to sexual assault on campuses.
Participants ranging from non-fraternity men to WKU police trade in their shoes for heels and make their one mile walk up the hill to symbolize their support for women and ending gender violence.
Proceeds and donations from the event benefit Hope Harbor a non-profit sexual assault counseling center here in Bowling Green.
Elizabeth Maderaga, speaker at the event, said “We need to let victim survivors know that, men or women, that they are supported. That we may know experience everything they do but we believe you, we support you, we understand you and we want to do something to help- and how we can help is doing exactly what we are doing today.”