Men don high heels for charity mile
MEN from around Perth risked blisters and bruises as they slid on a pair of high heels for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event this month.
The event, which raised funds for White Ribbon Australia and the campaign to stop violence against women, had 200 people walking around Elizabeth Quay and raising more than $26,000 for the cause.
Event organiser and Fremantle resident Sandy Taylor said the day was a lot of fun with a serious undertone.
“Our guest speaker John Pintabona, a 20year policeman and White Ribbon ambassador, wore his police issued shoes as they have walked through the blood, tears and distress of many family violence situations,” he said.
“By the time he gets to a scene, it is already too late.
“He urged the walkers as they were going through the pain of wearing the heels for a mile, and who could take them off at the end of the walk, to think of the women who experience pain, injury and trauma, some for many years.”
To donate or bid on items, visit www. walkamileperth.com.au.
Walk a Mile in her Shoes was a big success.