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Sixth Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event Raises Funds To Combats Domestic Violence

Peace House education specialist Duane Domino trys on his heels ahead of the event

The Peace House works to support victims of domestic violence in Summit and Wasatch Counties. This Sunday, August 26th, is their sixth annual walk a mile in her shoes fundraiser. Peace House Education Specialist Duane Domino introduces the event.

“It’s a men’s march to bring awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault. We want to prevent that. We want to have some fun with it, I’m going to be wearing my red heels. We measured out we’re going to be walking through Park Silly we’re going to be walking through the market going to do a loop and it is a mile. We’re inviting all to come out, men and women.” Domino said, “Women can come and support, we call them the ‘blister sisters’. As I tell my family, you can come and laugh at me if you like, but we do want to bring awareness. It is a serious issue, but we like to have some fun to bring the awareness.”

This year racers can participate as individuals or as part of a team.

“We are encouraging teams. It’s really fun, if you’re able to see the pictures on our website last year the police had a pretty good team going last year. So, I’ve invited some friends from a baseball team and softball team.” Domino continued, “Teams of four and eight. We’ll be giving away team prizes as well (including) the highest combined heels averaged. The police, they came out in full force last year we want to challenge them a little bit to see if we can make their heels as high as theirs combined.”

Domino says that there will be a few shoes available at registration although you may want to bring your own pair to make sure they fit and go with your outfit of course.

“We are going to have some available. We’ve had some donated to us so that will be as you register as you come in at the starting. We do have some shoes you can try on.” Domino explained, “We are going to be giving awards for the highest heels, the best costume, maybe even the best strut. We want to do a runway in the beginning to kind of kick off the event. Show what we look like in our shoes. I’m going to see if I can get my strut going, I fell last time I tried so we’ll see what happens this time.”

Registration starts at 10:00 am and is $25. The race starts at 11:00 am with awards being handed out around 12:30. You can find out more here

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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