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Sisters On The Runway to Hold Annual ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes’

Sisters on the Runway will hold its annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser Wednesday, October 24. The event consists of a one mile walk, where even male participants are asked to wear heels to increase awareness of domestic violence.

“One in three women and one in four men will fall victim to domestic violence in the United States, a number far too high. A common misconception about domestic violence is that it can only occur in relationships as committed as a marriage,” said Emily Worthington, director of public relations for Sisters on the Runway. “Unfortunately, domestic violence can happen in any relationship, at any age, between men and women, men and men, and women and women.”

Sisters on the Runway (SOTR) is a student-run organization committed to the prevention and increased awareness of domestic violence. The national organization was founded in 2005 and Penn State’s chapter was created four years ago.

Sisters on the Runway will set up a table in the HUB this week to register participants for the walk, which often attracts new members to the club and leads those in need to resources they can turn to.

All proceeds from the event and all other Sisters on the Runway fundraisers benefit Centre Safe (formerly known as the Centre County Women’s Resource Center), a local organization committed to combatting domestic violence.

Participants wearing heels will be asked to pay $3, while those not wearing heels will be asked to pay $5. Registration begins at 5 p.m Wednesday outside Alumni Hall in the HUB, and the walk will begin at 6 p.m.

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