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Annual 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' fundraising event

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - To bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence and its negative impact on our community, brave men (and women) will walk in high-heeled shoes at the sixth annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" fundraising event, organized by the YWCA of San Diego County.

The one-mile walk will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 6 p.m., with check-in and fun activities starting at 5:00 p.m. in downtown San Diego at 4th Avenue and K Street.

A post event party will follow at 7 p.m. at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center, featuring fabulous food, craft beer, music, awards, an auction, prizes and more.

This symbolic Walk a Mile fundraiser is a family-friendly event and participants are encouraged to lead the way in stopping domestic violence and to consider the ways in which they can make a positive difference.

The net proceeds will support the YWCA's Becky's House® Domestic Violence Program. Many of the participants walk in high heel shoes through downtown San Diego, but these are not required.

Registration is currently underway for individuals, as well as teams from companies and community groups, large and small. Children and school groups are welcome.

Participants can sign up as an individual or team online at www.ywcasandiego.org and are encouraged to raise pledges from family and friends.

Registration for Walk A Mile participants is $40 per person, which includes a T-shirt, goody bag and entrance to the post event party. Day-of registration is $50.00.

For more information about sponsoring this event, call 619-239-0355 ext. 216 or email bsherley@ywcasandiego.org. For more information, visit www.ywcasandiego.org.

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