One hundred and forty men (140) men painted their toenails and slipped on some heels just to walk a mile recently in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser. The walk at the Tanger Outlet Center at Kensington Valley in Howell Township, New Jersey raises money for LACASA, Livingston County's nonprofit organization for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Organisers are anticipating the fundraiser will beat previous records of $26,000. The walk was a family affair with many wives chosing (and in some cases designing) hubbies and kids outfits. The fundraising event is now help in April to correspond with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. In the light spirit of the event, LACASA handed out awards to some participants who went above and beyond the call of volunteerism. Chris Nalley won the coveted "high-altitude" award for his outrageous 6-inch platform heels. Other award winners included Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Thompson for "nicest pedicure," and Murphy for being the "donation diva," for raising the most money.
Similar events are held in other places including British Colombia, Millwaukee and California