‘Walk A Mile’ Raises $25K (Gallery)

Local residents attend Chatham-Kent's Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event at the Downtown Chatham Centre, May 31, 2015. (Photo by the Blackburn Radio Summer Patrol)

Men sported red high heels this past weekend to walk in support of victims of domestic violence.

The annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser was held on Sunday inside the Downtown Chatham Centre.

Tracy Lucio, community development and volunteer coordinator at the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre, says the international event allows men to stand against violence towards women.

“It’s a men’s march against violence,” she says. “We have about 75 walkers this year and we raised over $25,000. We have sponsorship that’s coming after, we have sponsorship that came in before and (sponsorship) with the walkers.”

All money raised at the event is donated towards the women’s centre.