Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event raises more than $2,000


05/13/15 lar
The recent seventh annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes philanthropy event hosted by the Interfraternity Council at Fort Hays State University raised $2,250 for Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and Jana's Campaign. Each will receive $1,125.

Options provides a variety of services to the victims of sexual and physical abuse in western and central Kansas. Jana's Campaign aims to play a significant role in breaking the cycle of domestic and dating violence through education and awareness.

After presentations, the men took a mile walk around campus in high-heeled shoes to show support for ending gender-based violence. More than 100 FHSU faculty, staff students, and Hays community members attended.

"Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes is more than just an event. It's more than just a group of men walking around our campus on heels. It's more than the money we raise," said Traynor Whitehead, president of the Interfraternity Council at FHSU. "Walk-A-Mile is about awareness. It's about making an impact on our campus, our nation and our world. It's about putting an end to relationship and sexual violence forever."

The following Hays area businesses and FHSU organizations participated:
• ABC Seamless Siding of Hays
• Alpha Gamma Delta
• Days Inn Hotel
• Fort Hays State University Student Government Association
• Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
• Great Plains Dermatology, PA
• Hays Storage Systems
• Heartland Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
• Nex-Tech Wireless
• Pishny Financial Services, Garden City
• Sake 2 Me Sushi Rolls
• Service Master of Hays
• Simga Alpha Epsilon
• Soroptimist International of Hays
• Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
• Tiger Book Shop
• Tri-Central Office Supply
• Walmart

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