Magic Valley men walk in heels to show support against domestic violence

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) It’s not often we get to see the Twin Falls Perrine Bridge turn into a runway, but on Saturday men in the Magic Valley were strutting the walk in heels.

Voices Against Violence hosted their 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes as part of the organization show of support against domestic or sexual abuse.

The proceeds go to Voices Against Violence to help families in need.

“It began in 2001, just a group of men wanting show empathy for women and what it's like to live in a world where one in six woman will experience rape in her lifetime,” said Voices Against Violence's executive director Donna Graybill.

The men walk in their heels along the Perrine Bridge for a mile. Women and children were also able to walk with the men.

“It’s a super fun event for a very serious cause,” said Anthony Roberts, who walked in the event. “A little sore definitely a lot of pebbles. You feel everything in the balls in your feet.”

Antonio Granados ran with his heels to show support.

“It sucked man it really hurt, but it’s the least we can do for all the women,” Granados said.

Firemen and policemen in the Magic Valley participated in the walk, with Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury unveiling a new purple patrol vehicle.

“Our newest car we are going to add to our fleet, and this car is to show support for domestic violence awareness,” Kingsbury said.

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