The first annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event will be Oct. 9 at Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw.

The event is hosted by the Cobb County Domestic Violence Task Force in partnership with The Kennesaw Public Safety Foundation and the Kennesaw Police

Department. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes.

“The discomfort of walking a mile in heels will never measure up to the suffering domestic violence victims endure; however, it does create awareness and lets victims know their voices are heard,” said Kennesaw Chief of Police Bill Westenberger.

Twenty women per minute are abused by their partner in the U.S. every day. In 2020, there were 95,839 crisis calls to Georgia’s certified family violence agencies. In that same year, there were 136 known domestic violence related fatalities in Georgia.

Participants can register online at www.walk-a-mile-cobb-county.eventbrite.com. The march will take place at 9 a.m. with check-ins beginning at 7 a.m.

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