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Men walked 'a mile her shoes' for charity

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Close to one hundred men pushed gender aside and put on red high heels shoes to take a walk.

They did it to raise awareness and money to fight sexual abuse.

All the funds will go to The Lily Pad, a rape crisis and child advocacy center.

Prominent business leaders, Police Chief Don Cheek, and Chief Assistant District Attorney Chris Cohilas who helps to prosecute cases involving sex abuse victims participated.

"We utilize them daily, we're in constant contact, we would not be able to have the success rate that we have with prosecuting these sexual predators," said Chris Cohilas, Dougherty Asst. District Attorney.

"There's an old saying that says you don't know where someone has been until you've walked a mile in their shoes," said Caitlyn Cooper, Lily Pad Development Officer.

The Lily Pad serves 27 counties in southwest Georgia, and on average help three victims daily.

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