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Students--male and female--walked a mile in high heels for a worthy cause

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3/28/2011 —

For the last 10 years, tens of thousands of men across America have Walk(ed) a Mile in Her Shoes®, high-heeled shoes, that is, to take a stand against sexual violence and to raise money in support of local rape crisis services and domestic violence shelters. The event came to Mont Alto for the second year in a row on March 23 as a group of Penn State Mont Alto students—both male and female—walked a mile around campus in high heels in support of the International Men’s Walk to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.

"This is something that affects everyone. Everyone has a mom, an aunt or a grandmother. With one in six women being sexually assaulted in their lifetime, everyone knows someone that's a victim, or as I like to refer to them, a survivor," said event coordinator Amanda Blaugher, an assistant coordinator of residence life at Penn State Mont Alto.  She said the campus expects to raise about $150 from the event that drew a couple of dozen students.

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