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Men put on heels to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRB)  --  Statistics show one in six women will be victims of sexual assault in her lifetime. Those facts have organizations like Chattanooga's Partnership for Families, Children and Adults raising awareness.

Dozens of men put on red stilettos Saturday for the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event. It's a fun a benefit to raise awareness for a serious issue, rape and sexual violence.    

"Awareness isn't just about women, it's about men as well," says survivor, Kelly Davis. "There's hope for women and getting it out there to men, they can do something. They can help to stop this."

Alex Quin put on his heels after learning more about sexual violence at school.

"Its a little strange, my feet are kind of cramping up right now, but I'm sure it'll be good," Quin says.

Organizers called on men like Quin to stand up for the women in their lives.

"Its all about asking men to step up and say it's not ok to disrespect women through rape and sexual assault," organizer Sandra Hollett says.

For women like Davis events like the one Saturday can help with the healing process.

"It's another way that I help myself," says Davis.

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is the only rape center in Chattanooga for victims 13 and older. You can contact them at 423-697-7130.

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