Stiletto Sprint raises awareness about domestic violence

Stiletto Sprint raises awareness about domestic violence

Stiletto Sprint raises awareness about domestic violence

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 21 at 1:27 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Sporting high heels of all shapes and sizes, women and men alike sprinted a 100-meter dash in Downtown Spokane Saturday.

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The Stiletto Sprint returned to the area after the Women’s Health and Empowerment Network (WHE Network) brought the event to Spokane last August. The one-block dash is held to raise awareness about domestic violence in the region.

MORE: Local runners sport stilettos to help others

Spokane has one of the highest rates of Domestic Violence in Washington state, according to the non-profit.

WHE and YWCA of Spokane hosted the Stiletto Sprint, held in front of River Park Square.

The Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network helps hundreds of domestic violence victims each year.
 

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