ColaDaily.com by Rachel Ham:
Men went teetering and tottering down Main Street on Thursday afternoon to support a cause that hits close to home.
Wearing women’s shoes, local business leaders, municipal officials and law enforcement officers participated in the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event organized by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. The walk is held each spring to allow STSM staffers to talk about their services and the need for violence prevention in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Both men and women who signed up to walk, whether they wore sky-high shoes or stayed closer to the ground in flats, made a difference for those living in their community.
Registration proceeds will remain in the Midlands to support STSM, a nonprofit organization and one of 14 rape crisis centers in South Carolina. Free services available locally through the STSM office include crisis intervention, advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, and educational programming for youth and adults.