Hundreds of men strut in heels to fight domestic violence

Posted at 8:46 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 09:33:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Hundreds of men in high heels strutted through downtown San Diego on Saturday morning to support victims of domestic violence.

The 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event started with the mile walk and ended with a family festival featuring face painting, live music and more.

“It is a lighthearted way to bring awareness to domestic violence,” said Heather Frinlay, the Chief Operating Officer of the YWCA of San Diego County. 

The morning of family fun raised money for programs that provide victims of domestic violence resources like housing, counseling, and legal aid.

“This is not a private issue; this is a community issue,” said Frinlay. “We still have one in four women, and now one in seven men experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes.”

San Diego County reported more than 17,000 incidents of domestic violence in 2017.