Willow Domestic Violence Center hosting red shoe run/walk to raise funds for shelter

Members of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity participate in the Willow Domestic Violence Center's "Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk" fundraiser Friday, May 6, 2011, at Haskell Stadium. From left, are Alex Earles, Randy Thompson, Connor Stanton, Godfrey Riddle and Sheldon Padilla.

Members of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity participate in the Willow Domestic Violence Center's "Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk" fundraiser Friday, May 6, 2011, at Haskell Stadium. From left, are Alex Earles, Randy Thompson, Connor Stanton, Godfrey Riddle and Sheldon Padilla. by Kevin Anderson

The Willow Domestic Violence Center has set its second annual Willow Walk/Red Shoe Run to benefit the center which helps more than 275 women and children each year in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.

The event, which includes a 1-mile walk and 5K run, begins at 8 a.m. May 5 at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, 5100 W. 27th St. Walkers — men, women and children — are encouraged to wear red shoes to help raise awareness about domestic violence.

Cost is $25 and $30 on day of event. To register or for more information, visit www.realmenwearheels.com or call 331-2034.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides shelter, peer counseling, advocacy and other services to survivors of domestic violence. The center estimates it costs $1,300 a day to keep its doors open.

Mike Dennis, Lawrence, shows off the high-heeled shoes that he wore while participating in "The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K" fundraiser for The Willow Domestic Violence Center. His wife, Adrianne Kunkel, right, is a volunteer for the center.

Mike Dennis, Lawrence, shows off the high-heeled shoes that he wore while participating in "The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K" fundraiser for The Willow Domestic Violence Center. His wife, Adrianne Kunkel, right, is a volunteer for the center. by Kevin Anderson

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