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    Posted October 16, 2012 by
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    Man Enough to "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes"

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kamamani is finance director for the Family Life Center in Flagler County, which received $3,000 from the walk. About a dozen men actually wore the heels, with other men and women joining them in sneakers. The men in heels all completed the mile, though a couple of them had to take off their shoes and finish the walk in their socks, she said. 'Most of them were complaining that they were too tight! The ladies all told them that's how heels feel! One of them said something about his toes being smushed into a point. But I have to say that they all did a good job walking in them.'

    The iReporter shared these photos because 'it was a fun event that brought awareness to a serious problem. I thought the photos of men in heels would grab people's attention, then they could read a few statistics about domestic violence and become more aware of how prevalent it is.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Men in Flagler County Florida donned high heels this past Saturday to "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Jim Payne from WESH 2 News in Orlando also joined in the walk.

    According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and approximately 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence every year. The cost of intimate partner violence in the United States exceeds $5.8 billion each year. (www.ncadv.org)

    The event was held at Flagler Palm Coast High School and all proceeds will benefit the Family Life Center, Flagler County's only certified domestic violence shelter.

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