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Despite the recent dreary weather, the men of Douglas County were able to bring some joy and sunshine into the hearts of local residents on Tuesday, May 13.

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Equipped with the finest heels they could fit into, men marched down the streets of Alexandria in the city’s second Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.

Fifty men showed up Tuesday evening, excited to get into heels and walk for a cause. A total of 62 people registered for the walk, and more than $4,000 was raised to help women in the community. Kristy Brackett, an advocate at Someplace Safe, confirmed that this was $1,000 more than what they raised at the first walk in 2013.

“The people that came were super excited,” Brackett said. “It was super awesome!”

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Annie Harman
Annie Harman is a reporter for Echo Press and The Osakis Review. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in print journalism and history in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at annieharman
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