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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

As women might tell you, it's all about finding the perfect shoe.  But Saturday, it was the men who were on the hunt for that perfect fit.

Hundreds of men brought out their best, or their wives best, high heels for the ‘walk a mile in her shoes' campaign fundraiser. 

"It's held nationwide and it's been held in Louisiana several times now in different places like Shreveport and New Orleans and Lafayette" said organizer, Tammy Vincent.  "This is the second annual event here in Lake Charles".

The event, which had a successful first year, asks men to walk a mile in women's shoes to raise awareness for sexual and domestic abuse. 

"It's really good to see that people are really taking a chance to respond to a very serious subject in a lighthearted way so we can get them talking about it" said Vincent.

No matter whether bribed or dared to participate, the men said the feeling of accomplishment is pretty gratifying. 

"Pain and happiness" said Jacques Benoit. "I like coming out here… my feet hurt, but I feel good that I did it" he said.  

It's all fun and games, until somebody gets hurt.  But even through pain, men like Sgt. Brady with the DeQuincy police know the importance of the cause they represent. 

"Two twisted ankles is a small price to pay for raising awareness for women in our parish for sexual abuse and domestic abuse" said Brady.

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