Towson University Gets Pumped Up To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Assault

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

There were football players in high heels, police officers in pumps, and students in spikes marching around campus on Wednesday, April 4, as Towson University hosted its third annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event.

Walk A Mile is a national movement and marks April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event invites men to walk a mile on campus in a pair of women's shoes.

Scores of students — men and women — took part in the walk, with many men choosing from a wide range of shoe choices at the sign-in table before stepping out.

Towson University Student Government President Matt Sikorski, wearing a fashionable pair of heels, carried a sign stating, "My strength is not for hurting."

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