Wichita State students walk a mile to raise awareness


It's not something you see everyday, dozens of young men on the Wichita State campus put on women's high heel shoes Tuesday night.

It may sound like some crazy initiation stunt but there was a serious reason behind the fun.

A sight unlike any other, men strutting down the street in bright red high heel pumps. "It's fun to see everybody out here walking in heels who generally don't," Henry Schmidt said.

Henry Schmidt and his fraternity brother Tanner Donaldson are sophomores at WSU. They decided to join in on this year's Walk-A-Mile, it's for students to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence. 

It's an international campaign called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, but at Wichita State it's just called Walk-A-Mile, because organizers realize women aren't the only victims of sexual assault. 

According to the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes website hundreds of Americans are affected every day by sexual violence.

The walk is a fun way to bring attention to a serious problem.

You can donate money to the nonprofit on it's website, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the money goes to help crisis centers all over the country.

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