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Walk a mile in her shoes on April 20

April 8, 2015

Each year UW-River Falls holds a "Walk a Mile" event to promote awareness of rape, sexual assault and gender violence, and on April 20, the UWRF "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" chapter will be challenging the community to come out and help the cause to make a difference for the community through Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence. Spread the word by inviting friends to the event and by liking the Facebook page.

Proceeds will go towards the St. Croix Sexual Assault Response Team and HOPE Coalition. Registration starts at 3:30 p.m, and the walk begins at 4 p.m. There will be a free drawing with prizes at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Contact Shane Russell at to register. Shoes will be provided, but register ahead of time to secure your size. Anyone can create and customize their own heels.

Visit the Walk a Mile website at for more information about the organization.