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Tue September 4, 2012
Men don women's high heels for anti-rape event
Police officers and emergency medical workers were among about 70 men who pranced through a Lake Charles mall in women's high-heeled shoes to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault and money to help its victims.
Organizer Tammy Vincent tells The American Press that Saturday's event, called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," raised about $10,000.
She says the light-hearted event gets people talking about serious problems that many communities don't want to admit are happening.
John Shearman came from a 24-hour shift with Acadian Ambulance. His wife — a sexual assault nurse examiner and an event organizer — picked out his glittery purple heels.
It's the event's second year. DeQuincy Police Chief Mike Suchanek and four of his officers have participated in the walk both years.
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