Orlando Men Help Stomp Out Domestic Violence

They came. They saw. They walked.

Well, wobbled is more like it.

Men took to the streets of Orlando, Florida last week in high heels, wedges and stilettos. Looking to help end domestic abuse against women, the international event – ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes‘ – brought out hundreds of walkers and volunteers.IMG_2790

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer donned a pair of red-patent leather pumps. While County Commissioner Scott Boyd took on the daunting task of wearing four-inch black slingbacks.

It was the first Walk A Mile event in Orlando, with an initial fundraising goal of $10,000. But just as the Walk set off, community donations had nearly doubled. Setting a record for the most money raised in an inaugural Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event in any city.

But as Harbor House CEO Carol Wick told the Orlando Sentinel, this is about more than money.

This is about engaging men in an issue that really can’t be solved without them at the table,” Wick said. “I hope every man can stand up and say it’s never OK to use violence against your partner.

While, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is designed to highlight a men’s march in heels, the Orlando event welcomed both men and women. Just DO Something…Anything! was on hand to witness all the Sights and Sounds of the day’s event.

Harbor House staff and volunteers set up the registration tents

Harbor House staff and volunteers set up the registration tents

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