Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other leaders from around the community were at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, wearing high heels and other stylish ladies footwear for a good cause.
The group participated in the 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, benefiting the Harbor House of Central Florida, to raise awareness of domestic violence against men and women in the community and to promote the resources available to survivors and victims.
“I’ve been part of this event since it’s inception and I’ve finally upgraded my footwear.” said Mayor Dyer wearing a shiny pair of black heels.
“We consider ourselves as a leader in the fight against domestic violence.” continued Dyer “If we are going to walk just a mile to bring awareness to this issue and to understand our role in stopping domestic violence then it’s certainly worth doing.”
Aside from the march, there were other partnering organization’s on hand to educate and support the cause.
Other local leaders participating in the march including Orlando Police Chief John Mina, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart, and Belle Isle Mayor Lydia Pisano.