Abuse awareness walk in heels today

Joanna Williams

Men will walk up the Hill in high heels today to raise awareness about sexual abuse and assault against women.

About 38 men from various student groups and fraternities have signed up for “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” an event hosted by the Interfraternity Council, said Bowling Green sophomore Chris McCoy, a member of the IFC’s executive committee.

The walk will start at Northeast Hall at 11:15 a.m. and continue up the Hill by going around Avenue of Champions, ending at Centennial Mall, said Aubrey Holt, a graduate student involved with the event.

She said all the proceeds from the walk will go to Hope Harbor, a local center that provides support to victims of sexual abuse and assault.

McCoy said the group decided to put on the event because awareness was important to them and they hope it will start a trend in Bowling Green.

“We want to spread awareness, not only in IFC, but potentially in the next few years that will be helpful for the community,” he said. “We’re laying a foundation to have these events in a few years and to make it a larger event.”