BOERNE, Texas - They say you can never understand another person's life until you walk a mile in their shoes. So today, about three dozen men did just that, in red high heels in downtown Boerne. However, this funny fundraiser supports a serious cause.
Some men strutted, others struggled, down the street in their sky-high heels in the second annual "Walk a Mile in her Shoes." The men were raising money for the Kendall County Women's Shelter, which opened its doors in April. The shelter was full about a month later and has been at capacity or over ever since, administrators said.
Pairs of shoes lined the sidewalk outside the courthouse, to symbolize women who have died because of domestic violence.
"Brings a tear to my eye. Sure does. There's just no need for this. It's 2012," said Maj. Don Pryor, U.S. Army (Retired).
Men like Darren Bey struggled to get down the street and ended up needing some support themselves.
"It's painful, but what they (domestic violence victims) go through emotionally and physically, this is just a minor bump in the road. No, this is nowhere near what they might go through," Bey said.
The event raised about $7,000 but organizers said that money could more than double thanks to matching donations. For more information about the Kendall County Women's Shelter, click here